Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson, who has played for San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was discovered lifeless at a hotel room in Florida on Monday.
The saddening news was first reported by WFLA, who revealed that the dead body of Jackson was found by a housekeeper at Homewood Suites, 10240 Palm River Road in Brandon, Florida around 11:30 am on Monday morning.
Vincent Jackson’s lifeless body had no signs of trauma
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson had checked in the hotel back on 11th January this year and was staying there since then. The cause of the death is yet to be known but no signs of trauma were detected.
“My heart aches for the many loved ones Vincent Jackson leaves behind, from his wife and children to the Buccaneers nation that adored him,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister.
Back in 2018, Jackson was honored as a Hillsborough County honorary deputy as a courtesy for his services towards military families.
“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,” the Sheriff added.
Recently on 10th February, the former WR was reported missing by his family. However, Jackson was located at the hotel two days later by the authorities, confirming his well-being.
A Northern Colorado Bears product, Jackson was picked by the Chargers in the 2005 draft as a second-round pick. Although his first season was rigged with injuries initially, Jackson made his NFL debut against Oakland Raiders in October.
he switched sides with the Buccaneers in 2012, where he also finished his career in 2016, having made a total of 155 appearances, clocking 9,080 receiving yards and 57 touchdowns. He was named Pro Bowler three times (2009, 2011, 2012).
“During his five seasons with our franchise, Vincent was a consummate professional, who took a great deal of pride in his performance on and off the football field,” Bucs owner Bryan Glazer via an official statement.
“Vincent was a dedicated father, husband, businessman and philanthropist, who made a deep impact on our community through his unyielding advocacy for military families, supported by the Jackson in Action 83 Foundation,” Glazer added.