Previous Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson was discovered dead in a Florida hotel room. Get the specifics on his unexpected passing at 38. Police are investigating the demise of former NFL player Vincent Jackson. As per the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the previous Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver was discovered dead on Monday, Feb. 15, at the Homewood Suites in Brandon, Fla. He was 38 years of age. In a press release, police said a servant discovered Vincent dead in his hotel room. The reason for death still can’t seem to be resolved, yet specialists said there were “no obvious indications of injury.” “My heart throbs for the many friends and family Vincent Jackson leaves behind, from his wife and kids to the Buccaneers country that adored him,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said in an explanation.
“Mr. Jackson was a committed man who put his family and community above all the other things. Football aside, he touched innumerable lives through his Jackson In Action 83 Foundation.” The sheriff proceeded to review when the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office made Vincent an honorary deputy as a way to recognize his commitment to the community. In the days paving the way to his demise, Vincent’s relatives were in contact with authorities and called to report that Vincent was missing. A proper report was filed on Feb. 11. Only one day later, police said they found Vincent at the Homewood Suites and talked with him. After assessing his well-being, the missing person case was dropped. Vincent was a star competitor in both football and baseball at the University of Northern Colorado.
He would wind up being drafted to the San Diego Chargers in 2005, where he played in two Pro Bowls before moving to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012. He would eventually resign from the game in 2016 after 540 catches for 9,080 yards and 57 touchdowns. Not long after his unexpected demise made news, numerous in the games community paid tribute online.
“Vincent Jackson was a respected member from the Buccaneers and our community,” ESPN Buccaneers reporter Jenna Laine wrote on Twitter. “For the people who didn’t follow Vincent Jackson’s actions in Tampa…he and his wife Lindsey put on baby showers for military families. They wrote a series of children’s books to help families deal with deployment. He represented all that was good about Tampa Bay. We loved him.”