Let's take a look at Luke Jackson's 2021...
No. AFL games: 24
Disposals – 12.8 avg. (308 total)
Handballs – 8.4 avg. (201 total)
Goals – 16 total
Score involvements – 4.6 avg. (110 total)
The 2020 season saw Jackson make his AFL debut and display promising signs of talent within the six games he played. With a strong pre-season behind him, 2021 saw Jackson cement himself as a regular in Melbourne’s starting 22.
The 20-year-old played 24 games, missing just the one game due to a finger injury. In those 24 games, Jackson’s development was showcased, as he demonstrated the impact his versatility can have on the game. His ability to play in both the ruck and up forward proved important, kicking 16 goals for the season. His strength and agility at ground level was also an undeniable advantage for the Dees through the midfield.
Jackson’s breakout home-and-away season finished on a high, receiving the NAB AFL Rising Star Award and to add to the already outstanding year for the No.6, he made his Grand Final debut and was an integral member of Melbourne’s premiership side.