Ben Jacobs (Australian rules footballer)

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Ben Jacobs
Personal information
Full name Ben Jacobs
Date of birth (1992-01-09) 9 January 1992 (age 25)
Original team(s) Sandringham Dragons (TAC Cup)
Draft #16, 2010 National Draft, Port Adelaide
Height / weight 185cm / 82 kg
Club information
Current club North Melbourne
Number 5
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2011–2012 Port Adelaide 26 (5)
2013– North Melbourne 51 (5)
Total 77 (10)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Ben Jacobs (born 9 January 1992) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the North Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

From the Sandringham Dragons in the TAC Cup, Jacobs was Port Adelaide's first selection and the 16th overall selection in the 2010 AFL Draft. He is known for his excellent marking with great core strength, having the ability to run all day and execute by hand. Jacobs won All-Australian honours in the 2010 NAB AFL U18 Championships and averaged 29 disposals at 69 percent efficiency, including a 47 possession game against South Australia.[1]

He was given the number 16 guernsey, by retired Port Adelaide premiership captain, Warren Tredrea.[2]

Jacobs was predicted to make his debut in the opening round of the 2011 AFL season, however he contracted glandular fever during the pre-season and was admitted to hospital for five days. He recovered from the illness and made his debut in Round 8.[3]

During the 2012 season Trade Period, Jacobs requested a trade to North Melbourne which did not happen. Soon after, Jacobs announced that he would not be re-signing with Port and that he would be entering the National Draft.

In the 2012 National AFL Draft, Jacobs was taken at Pick 37 by North Melbourne Football Club.


  1. ^ Quayle, Emma (2 November 2010). "Picks of the draft: Ben Jacobs". The Age. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Gill, Katrina (9 December 2010). "Jacob's Sweet 16". 
  3. ^ Milbank, Zac (26 May 2011). "Ben Jacobs is feverish for the footy". 

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