Ben Jacobs (Australian rules footballer)
|Full name||Ben Jacobs|
|Date of birth||9 January 1992|
|Original team(s)||Sandringham Dragons (TAC Cup)|
|Draft||#16, 2010 National Draft, Port Adelaide|
|Height / weight||185cm / 82 kg|
|Current club||North Melbourne|
|2011–2012||Port Adelaide||26 (5)|
|2013–||North Melbourne||51 (5)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2016.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
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.
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.
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.