|Date of birth||28 March 1994|
|Place of birth||Launceston, Tasmania|
|Original team(s)||Launceston Football Club (TFL)|
|Draft||No. 16, 2012 AFL Draft|
Round 7, 2013, Geelong|
vs. Essendon, at Docklands Stadium
|Height||190 cm (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||83 kg (183 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2018.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Thurlow is from Launceston, Tasmania and played for Launceston Football Club growing up, notably in their 2011 Tasmanian Football League premiership. He played for his state in the 2012 AFL Under 18 Championships – averaging 6.6 marks and 24.6 disposals – and was named in the under-18 All-Australian side. Thurlow was drafted by Geelong with pick 16 in the 2012 AFL national draft, their first selection. He wore number 40 while at the club.
Thurlow made his debut in round 7 of the 2013 AFL season against Essendon at Docklands Stadium, recording five marks, 17 possessions and three tackles. He played four games for the season. In 2014, Thurlow played six matches, including two finals, before suffering a lacerated kidney during the 2015 pre-season which hospitalised him for six days. He returned to Tasmania for seven weeks to recover and missed Geelong's first two games. In 2015, Thurlow played 19 games in a breakout season and signed a three-year contract extension, tying him to Geelong until 2018. He was nominated for the 2015 AFL Rising Star in round 19 after his game against Sydney. During the 2016 NAB Challenge, Thurlow tore his anterior cruciate ligament, causing him to miss the 2016 season. In 2017 and 2018, Thurlow played 17 matches in total.
At the conclusion of the 2018 season, Thurlow was traded to the Sydney Swans.
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
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- Jackson Thurlow's profile on the official website of the Sydney Swans
- Jackson Thurlow's profile on the official website of the Geelong Football Club
- Jackson Thurlow's playing statistics from AFL Tables