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Injury wrap - September 19

High Performance Manager Justin Crow provides an update on the players who will undergo medical procedures during the off-season.

4:17pm  Sep 19, 2017

Bomber Brothers

Essendon could look to Cobden exports Jackson and Zach Merrett for leadership in the 2016 season.

7:00pm  Feb 3, 2016

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

Latest Player Video

BTV: Jackson Merrett re-signs

2:00pm  Nov 1, 2017

BTV: A miraculous Merrett banana

7:16pm  May 10, 2014

Antler: Out of the Bag - Ep 08

12:40pm  May 8, 2013

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Jackson
Merrett

Height
184 cm
DOB
27-02-1993
Weight
84 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2018
2
Career
56
Goals
2018
0
Career
23
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
91
Avg
46
JacksonMerrett

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Cobden (Vic)/ Melbourne Grammar
Recruited from: Geelong Falcons, pick 31 2011
Debut: 2012

Player Sponsors

James and Jackie Smith - JLJ Canberra Bombers

Kate Barby - Kate and Pam Barby

 

Merrett – the older brother of Zach – has played 54 games for the Bombers since his debut at the end of 2012.

He unfortunately suffered a broken leg while playing in the VFL in 2017, failing to play a senior match.

Merrett played 11 AFL matches alongside his brother in 2016, averaging nearly 20 disposals and will be striving to break back into the best 22 in 2018.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 2
    • Kicks 6.0
    • Handballs 5.5
    • Disposals 11.5
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 45.5

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 9 Collingwood Rd 5
Handballs 6 Collingwood Rd 5
Disposals 15 Collingwood Rd 5
Marks 7 Collingwood Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Collingwood Rd 5
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 71 Collingwood Rd 5

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows W 99 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Fremantle L 106 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Western Bulldogs L 104 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Port Adelaide W 106 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Collingwood L 101 - 52 9 6 15 7 0 2 1 3 0 0 71
6 Melbourne L 72 - 108 3 5 8 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 20
7 Hawthorn L 67 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Carlton L 91 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Geelong Cats W 84 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 GWS Giants W 60 - 95 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Richmond L 43 - 114 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Brisbane Lions W 62 - 84 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
15 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 7 12 11 23 7 0 2 2 4 0 0 91

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 56
    • Kicks 7.6
    • Handballs 6.0
    • Disposals 13.6
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 59.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Carlton Rd 3, 2014
Handballs 15 Fremantle Rd 11, 2016
Disposals 35 Carlton Rd 3, 2014
Marks 10 Melbourne Rd 2, 2016
Hit-outs 1 Adelaide Crows Rd 20, 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
2018 Essendon 12 11 23 7 0 2 2 4 0 0 91
2017 Essendon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Essendon 96 106 202 55 0 2 7 19 4 6 752
2015 Essendon 114 75 189 59 3 5 8 46 8 4 889
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
50th Game West Coast rd 15, 2016 Subiaco L 78