The Hillsborough County sheriff’s office said in a statement that Jackson’s body was discovered at a hotel in Brandon, Florida on Monday morning. There were no signs of any trauma and the cause of death is being investigated now.
The death that shocked the world
According to the hotel staff, Jackson who lived in the area had checked into the hotel on 11th February. His family reported him as missing a few days back but the police found him safe at the hotel and the case was closed after asking him about his wellbeing and ensuring that he was safe
The statement from his teammates
The Chargers said in a statement that they were shocked and saddened by the news of the sudden passing. Vincent was a fan favorite for his game, but he also made a huge impact on the community. He had done a lot of work on behalf of the military families through his charity foundation in the years after his retirement. The death came as a shock to everyone. Fans from the entire nation have been sending well wishes and condolences to the family.
Vincent Jackson’s early career
Jackson played football at Northern Colorado, where he starred on the basketball team as well, before being selected by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2005 drafts. His early career was affected because of the numerous injuries. In 2012, he signed a five-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and enjoyed a successful career. He was named to the Pro Bowl in the years 2009, 2011, and 2012. He announced his retirement in the year 2018, after which he continued doing charity work. He was a strong player, coming from a military background. Jackson was married and is survived by his wife and his three children.