Date of Birth: 23/11/1997
Games (Goals): 56 (10)
Recruited From: 2015 NAB AFL Draft, Pick 1 from Dandenong Stingrays (TAC Cup)
AFL Academy 2014 & 15
Ben Mitchell Medal 2015
Under 18 All Australian 2015
Captain of Vic Country 2015
NAB Rising Star Nominee 2016
The 1st Pick in the 2015 NAB AFL Draft has not missed a beat since debuting for Carlton in Round 1 against Richmond at a packed MCG. Showing incredible poise and composure on the ground, similar to the way he played his junior football, Jacob Weitering has been a lynchpin of Carlton’s defense and revitalised team in 2016.
Captain of the all conquering Vic Country Team in 2015 which went through the Under 18 Championships undefeated to claim the Title, Jacob has shown leadership qualities from such a young age which saw him awarded the Ben Mitchell Medal in the AFL Academy for what he brought to the group both on and off field. This award was voted on by his peers and he narrowly beat fellow Precision client, Josh Dunkley by one vote. Jacob was also named in the 2015 Under 18 All Australian at Centre Half Back due to his outstanding performance throughout the National Carnival.
Playing in all but two games for in his debut season due to a minor shoulder injury, Jacob transitioned incredibly well to the pace and rigours of AFL Football. With the ability to play at both ends of the ground, Jacob will be a huge asset to Carlton for many years to come.