Former NFL WR Vincent Jackson Found Dead In Florida Hotel Room, Police Investigating

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Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson was found dead inside a hotel room in Brandon, Florida on Monday morning at the age of 38.

According to the Hillborough County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson’s family reported him missing on February 10th and he was contacted by police who canceled the missing persons case after he told them he was ok just two days later. Jackson was found dead on Monday with “no apparent signs of trauma” by the hotel’s cleaning crew.

Hillborough county Sheriff Chad Chronister released the following statement following Vincent’s death.

“My heart aches for the many loved ones Vincent Jackson leaves behind, from his wife and children to the Buccaneers nation that adored him. Mr. Jackson was a devoted man who put his family and community above everything else. Football aside, he touched countless lives through his Jackson In Action 83 Foundation. We shared a passion for supporting military families, and three years ago, Jackson was even made an honorary deputy by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to recognize his dedication to the community. He will be sorely missed by not only football fans across the country, but also the people here in Hillsborough County who reaped the benefits of his generous contributions.”

Jackson was drafted in the second round of the 2005 NFL draft by the San Diego Chargers and played there until moving on to Tampa Bay in 2012 where he ended his career.

Jackson went to the Pro Bowl three times during his career, twice with the Chargers (2009, 2011) and once with the Bucs (2012). .