DOB: 29 September 2001
From: Bullcreek-Leeming/East Fremantle, selection #3 2019 National Draft
Number: 6 (2020-2022)
Games: 52 (to end 2022)
Ruckman/forward selected with Melbourne's first pick in the 2019 Draft. The Under 18 All-Australian had previously represented Australia at the Under 17 Basketball World Cup, before concentrating on football.
Jackson played six games in his first season, winning a Rising Star nomination before a hamstring injury ended his year. At the end of the season he signed a two year contract extension.
In his second year, Jackson proved a handy forward and ruckman. He was won a second Rising Star nomination in Round 8, and kicked a career high four goals in Round 20. At the end of the season, Jackson was the overall winning of the Rising Star award, and played an important role in Melbourne's Grand Final victory, helping drive a quick burst of goals at the end of the third quarter that turned the game.
Jackson played a further 22 games in 2022, under speculation that he would request a trade to a Western Australian based team at the end of the season. Shortly after Melbourne's elimination from the season, he formally advised the club of his intention to leave. He was traded to Fremantle along with 2022 National Draft selections #44 and #67 for the Dockers' 2022 Draft, and their first and second round picks in the 2023 National Draft.