|Birth||27 February 1982, Queensland|
|Recruited from||Woodville West-Torrens (SANFL)|
|Height and weight||194cm / 100kg|
|Debut||Round 21, 24 August 2002, Western Bulldogs vs. Carlton, at Telstra Dome|
147 games, 15 goals
|¹ Statistics to end of 2009 season|
Picked late in the 2001 AFL Draft at pick 71 from Woodville West-Torrens, Lake was a relatively late developer. Making his AFL debut late in the 2002 season, he was seen as a raw fullback who was some way from fully developing.
However, by the 2005 season, Lakes' jobs in blanketing some of the best full-forwards in the game were seen as outstanding. He had come of age and shown significant improvement, much like many other of his Western Bulldogs teammates (such as Daniel Giansiracusa, Robert Murphy and Dale Morris), which led the team to within half a game of a finals berth.
In 2007 he developed into one of the best full backs in the competition. His 2007 season will be remembered for the match against St. Kilda where he held two time Coleman Medal winner Fraser Gehrig to no possessions for the entire match.
At Christmas 2007 he legally changed his name from Brian Harris to Brian Lake to keep his father's family name alive. Harris is his mother's maiden name, he was born out of wedlock.
He currently resides in Caroline Springs, a suburb in Melbourne's West.
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