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Jacobs’ uncharted waters

As Ben Jacobs gets ready for his fourth year, it seems staggering to consider it’ll be his first full pre-season.

7:16pm  Nov 13, 2013

2013 Review: Ben Jacobs

An injury to Andrew Swallow opened up a midfield spot and Ben Jacobs was the beneficiary.

6:43pm  Sep 11, 2013

An inside job

Ben Jacobs says a familiar role at VFL level has helped him regain his touch and find some form.

10:38am  Apr 26, 2013

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Jacobs dumped again - WATCH

6:51pm  Apr 9, 2014

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2:20pm  Apr 7, 2014

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Ben
Jacobs

Height
185 cm
DOB
09-01-1992
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2014
3
Career
36
Goals
2014
1
Career
8
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
103
Avg
34
BenJacobs

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior club: Brighton Grammar
Recruited from: Port Adelaide
Former club: Port Adelaide
Draft: #16, 2010 National (PA)
#37, 2012 National (NM)
Debut: Round 8, 2011 v Sydney (PA)
Brownlow votes: N/A

2014 Player Sponsors

- Stephen & Marian George

 

Background

Originally recruited by Port Adelaide with pick No.16 in the 2010 NAB AFL Draft, the defender sparked significant interest when he announced he wanted to return to Victoria.

After 26 games in two seasons, the left footer departed Port Adelaide with no compensation when a trade couldn't be arranged. 

North Melbourne then selected Jacobs with pick 37 in the 2012 National Draft.

2013

Mid season, from Darren Crocker

“We were playing him on the wing in the early stages when he got an opportunity in the NAB Cup but back at VFL level we’ve played him more as an inside midfielder.

“For Ben it’s about learning the way we need him to play so he becomes a valuable contributor for us.

“Physically he’s a pretty mature guy and he’s not too far away. Just from a game sense perspective he’s still working on a few things."

End of season review

An injury to Andrew Swallow opened up a midfield spot in the last six weeks of the season and Jacobs was the beneficiary.

Jacobs significantly improved his disposal efficiency when compared to his two years at Port Adelaide. In 2012 the left footer's efficiency was at 65.4 per cent but it improved to 77.6 in his first year at North.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 3
    • Kicks 4.3
    • Handballs 4.0
    • Disposals 8.3
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 34.3

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 8 Collingwood Rd 5
Handballs 7 Collingwood Rd 5
Disposals 15 Collingwood Rd 5
Marks 3 Collingwood Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Collingwood Rd 5
Goals 1 Port Adelaide Rd 3
AFL Fantasy 65 Collingwood Rd 5

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon L 60 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Western Bulldogs W 54 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Port Adelaide W 97 - 90 2 5 7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 26
4 Sydney Swans W 48 - 91 3 0 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 12
5 Collingwood L 93 - 58 8 7 15 3 0 1 0 4 0 1 65
6 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
11 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
17 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
20 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 2 13 12 25 6 0 1 2 5 1 1 103

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 36
    • Kicks 7.6
    • Handballs 7.2
    • Disposals 14.9
    • Marks 2.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 53.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 North Melbourne Rd 14, 2011
Handballs 17 Hawthorn Rd 21, 2011
Disposals 24 Hawthorn Rd 21, 2011
Marks 6 North Melbourne Rd 14, 2011
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Essendon Rd 21, 2013
Goals 1 Port Adelaide Rd 3, 2014
AFL Fantasy 96 North Melbourne Rd 14, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 North Melbourne 13 12 25 6 0 1 2 5 1 1 103
2013 North Melbourne 34 51 85 8 0 1 8 13 2 4 273
2012 Port Adelaide 117 111 228 53 0 5 6 27 3 0 845
2011 Port Adelaide 110 87 197 39 0 6 9 27 2 1 721

Legend

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Kicks
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Handballs
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Disposals
M
Marks
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Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
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Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
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Behinds
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AFL Fantasy points