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Brothers in arms

The Merrett brothers used to play football together in their family backyard growing up. Now they are making a name for themselves on the AFL field.

7:12pm  Jul 19, 2015

Fletcher out of Suns clash

Essendon veteran Dustin Fletcher will miss Saturday night’s match against the Gold Coast at Etihad Stadium through groin soreness.

6:20pm  Jun 13, 2013

Merrett's continual rise

Essendon forward Jackson Merrett is enjoying his second season at AFL level but is conscious of continuing to develop his game as he aims to force his way back into the senior team.

7:23am  Jun 10, 2013

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Jackson
Merrett

Height
183 cm
DOB
27-02-1993
Weight
85 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2015
9
Career
37
Goals
2015
7
Career
18
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
571
Avg
63
JacksonMerrett

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Cobden (Vic)/ Melbourne Grammar
Clubs: 
Debut: 2012
Recruited from: Geelong Falcons
Brownlow Votes: -

Player Sponsors

Benefactor

JLJ Canberra Bombers

Supporters

The Jackson Four

The half-forward kick-started his season with a brilliant outing in round three, when he gathered 35 disposals in the big win over Carlton. He dropped away in form soon after and didn’t reach
those heights again, and missed a month with a fractured finger. Can find a better balance between his contested and uncontested possession count, but has the speed and vibrancy to add energy to Essendon’s forward line.

Season By Season

Season By Season

The lightly built half-forward looks a long-term Essendon player after a strong season in 2013. Merrett played 13 games and kicked six goals, but set up many others with his smooth skills and quick decision-making. His body will need to build up before he can play a full-season but, with his speed, Merrett can break the lines and set up the play. He signed a two-year deal to remain with the club to at least the end of 2015. 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 9
    • Kicks 7.9
    • Handballs 5.0
    • Disposals 12.9
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.9
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 63.4

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 Melbourne Rd 15
Handballs 8 Port Adelaide Rd 17
Disposals 19 Melbourne Rd 15
Marks 6 Richmond Rd 9
Hit-outs 1 Western Bulldogs Rd 18
Tackles 6 Melbourne Rd 15
Goals 2 Hawthorn Rd 13
AFL Fantasy 89 Hawthorn Rd 13

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans L 72 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Hawthorn W 78 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Carlton W 84 - 105 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Collingwood L 49 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 St Kilda W 80 - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Fremantle L 80 - 52 9 3 12 4 0 0 0 3 1 1 64
7 North Melbourne L 82 - 93 6 6 12 2 0 0 2 5 1 0 56
8 Brisbane Lions W 136 - 78 4 1 5 4 0 0 0 5 1 0 52
9 Richmond L 72 - 59 9 4 13 6 0 0 2 5 1 0 73
10 Geelong Cats L 53 - 122 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 West Coast Eagles L 96 - 46 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Hawthorn L 114 - 76 10 5 15 5 0 1 0 5 2 1 89
14 St Kilda L 52 - 162 7 5 12 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 59
15 Melbourne W 69 - 60 12 7 19 4 0 1 1 6 0 0 84
16 North Melbourne L 93 - 68 5 6 11 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 36
17 Port Adelaide L 116 - 129 9 8 17 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 58
18 Western Bulldogs L 39 - 115 6 1 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 27
19 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 12 71 45 116 34 1 2 7 35 7 2 571

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 37
    • Kicks 7.5
    • Handballs 5.1
    • Disposals 12.6
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.3
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 58.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Carlton Rd 3, 2014
Handballs 14 Carlton Rd 3, 2014
Disposals 35 Carlton Rd 3, 2014
Marks 10 Carlton Rd 3, 2014
Hit-outs 1 Western Bulldogs Rd 18, 2015
Tackles 9 Port Adelaide Rd 16, 2014
Goals 2 Hawthorn Rd 13, 2015
AFL Fantasy 131 Carlton Rd 3, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Essendon 71 45 116 34 1 2 7 35 7 2 571
2014 Essendon 117 87 204 64 1 5 6 42 5 2 905
2013 Essendon 85 57 142 36 0 9 12 42 6 4 658
2012 Essendon 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 31

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Milestone Games:

Milestone versus round venue result
AFL Debut Collingwood rd 23, 2012 MCG  L 32

AFL Games:

28