Former NFL receiver Vincent Jackson passed away earlier today at the age of 38. Jackson is an alumnus with the San Diego Chargers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in his 12-year career. Jackson is a three-time Pro-Bowler in his career. His dynamic play makes him a legend on the field.
3x Pro Bowler Vincent Jackson was found dead in Tampa on Monday at age 38 🙏
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation pic.twitter.com/VjmD35y1Bz
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 15, 2021
In a hotel room at around 11:30 a.m, Jackson is found dead Monday morning. His body was discovered by a housekeeper at a Florida hotel. There is no cause of death at this current time. The sheriff’s office comments that there were “no apparent signs of trauma.”
Jackson was an elite receiver throughout his time in the NFL. Jackson finished his career with 540 catches for 9,080 yards and 57 touchdowns. Along with playing for the San Diego Chargers, Jackson had a great career with Tampa Bay. Currently, Jackson is 4th on the Buccaneers on the all-time receiving list.
And on the field, what made Vincent Jackson so special was he was a vertical receiver that a QB could trust to always make a play in a contested catch situation. We so it saw often with him and Philip Rivers. pic.twitter.com/H1aAawIpmC
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 15, 2021
Vincent Jackson retired in 2018 after his 12-year career. Jackson is a second-round pick from the 2005 draft out of Northern Colorado. He holds multiple school records there.
Let’s just take a moment to appreciate Vincent Jackson’s greatness
Rest in Paradise 🙏 pic.twitter.com/7MeiQwqDod
— Nick ✊ (@MileHigh_Nick) February 15, 2021