28 April 1890
29 August 1976 (aged 86)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 10d
Last game: 36y 108d
Height and weight
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 73 kg
|Club||League||Career span||Games||Goals||Avg||Win %||AKI||AHB||AMK||BV|
|V/AFL||1909-1915, 1920, 1925-1926||116||23||0.20||54%||—||—||—||1|
|Total||1909-1915, 1920, 1925-1926||116||23||0.20||54%||—||—||—||1|
AFL: 1,503rd player to appear, 1,951st most games played, 3,348th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 289th player to appear, 1,501st most games played, 1,247th most goals kickedCollingwood: 162nd player to appear, 202nd most games played, 289th most goals kickedHawthorn: 6th player to appear, 410th most games played, 604th most goals kicked
After an unconvincing start to his senior league career at St Kilda, Jim Jackson went on to make a name for himself as one of the finest wingmen in the game. His stint at the Saints comprised just one VFL game in 1909, but he then went on to make 93 appearances in the famous black and white of Collingwood between 1910 and 1915 and in 1920. Unfortunately for Jackson, this meant that he failed to play in a premiership team, as when the Woods went top in 1919 he was still on active military service. Four years earlier, he had missed the Grand Final clash with Carlton because of injury, and was sorely missed as the Magpies went down by 33 points.
In 1921, Jackson crossed to Hawthorn in the VFA where he was appointed captain. He was captain during the early part of the 1922 season as well, and when the Mayblooms were admitted to the VFL in 1925 he had the honour of assuming the captaincy once more. He played 22 league games in two seasons with Hawthorn, and returned to the club in 1932 as non-playing coach. It was not a memorable swansong, however, as the brown and golds won just three of 18 matches for the year to finish last.
Author - John Devaney