Former NFL Player Vincent Jackson Found Dead in Hotel Room at 38


Police are investigating the death of former NFL player Vincent Jackson.  According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver was found dead on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021 at the Homewood Suites in Brandon, FL at the age of 38. In a press release, police said a housekeeper found Vincent dead in his hotel room. The cause of death has yet to be determined, but authorities said there were “no apparent signs of trauma.”

The sheriff went on to recall when Vincent was made an honorary deputy by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office as a way to recognize his dedication to the community.

Vincent was a star athlete in both football and basketball at the University of Northern Colorado. He would end 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 ultimately retire from the game in 2016 after 540 catches for 9,080 yards and 57 touchdowns.

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