On Monday afternoon, the Hillsborough County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office announced that they are investigating the death of former Chargers and Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson. He was 38 years old.
BREAKING (Awful). The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Vincent Jackson. Jackson, 38, was found deceased on Monday, February 15, 2021, at the Homewood Suites located at 10240 Palm River Road in Brandon, Florida. pic.twitter.com/SOTftyGnSx— Josh Benson (@WFLAJosh) February 15, 2021
Jackson was found dead on Monday morning around 11:30 a.m. in his hotel room at a Homewood Suites in Brandon, Florida. According to the initial police report, there were no signs of trauma and the official cause of death has yet to be announced.
According to reports, Jackson checked into the hotel on January 11 and had been staying in the hotel since that time. This past Wednesday, his family reported him missing, but the local authorities checked in with him and canceled the missing persons case that Thursday after checking his well-being at the hotel.
Jackson played for the Chargers from 2005-2011 after they drafted him in the second round out of Northern Colorado. He played his final five seasons in the NFL with the Buccaneers. He earned Pro Bowl nominations in 2009, 2011, and 2012 — the first two with the Bolts and the last with Tampa Bay.
Upon his retirement, Jackson had recorded 9,080 receiving yards and 57 touchdowns on 540 receptions in career.
Rest in peace, V-Jax. From the entire NFL world, thank you for the wealth of memories.