DOB: 6 March 1944
From: East Burwood
Number: 20 (1964-1967)
Games: 36 (93 total)
Goals: 49 (84 total)
Statistical categories led:
Most goals in jumper 20
First on the list as an 18-year-old in 1962 after graduating from the Fourths, Jacobs made his senior league debut two seasons later and played in a premiership in just his 16th game. The centre-half forward/forward pocket had kicked more than two goals a game for the year, including an equal career best haul of five against South Melbourne, and had also played as a ruckman in the forward line.
He followed up this early success with 14 more games in 1965, before suffering an achilles injury late that year that affected him into the next season. He returned in Round 2, 1966 but it was his only match for the season as he continued to suffer ankle problems.
Jacobs improved to five matches in 1967 but along with Terry Leahy was dismissed by the Demons at the end of that year as a "disciplinary measure" after a trip to Queensland, and despite being linked to Carlton moved to South Melbourne. He played three years at South before being delisted at the end of 1970.
After his VFL career ended Jacobs played with Mitcham for four seasons - coaching them in 1972. He also coached two premierships in a five year stint at Vermont through 1985 - including premierships in 1982 and 1983. Later coached Bulleen-Templestowe and Ringwood East.
At Bulleen-Templestowe in 1988.