Vincent Jackson Biography – Vincent Jackson Wiki
Vincent Jackson (born Vincent Terrell Jackson) was an American professional football player. He was a wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Diego Chargers for 12 seasons in the National Football League (NFL).
Jackson attended and played football at Northern Colorado from 2001 to 2004. He was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft out of Northern Colorado. He played seven seasons for the Bolts and was a two-time Pro Bowler with the team in 2009 and 2011.
In his career with the Chargers, he accrued 272 receptions for 4,754 yards (17.5 yards per reception), and 37 touchdowns. He ranks 10th in Chargers history in career receiving yards (4,754) and tied for seventh in career receiving touchdowns (37). With the Bolts, he notched 14 regular season 100-yard receiving games which ranks 10th in team history.
Jackson was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012 where he played until retiring in 2018. He made his third Pro Bowl in his first season with Tampa Bay in 2012.
Vincent Jackson Age
He was born on January 14, 1983, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He died on February 15, 2021, in Brandon, Florida. He was 38 years old.
Vincent Jackson Wife Lindsey Vandeweghe
Vincent Jackson was married to his wife, Lindsey Vandeweghe Jackson.
Vincent Jackson Children
Vincent Jackson and his wife, Lindsey Vandeweghe, had three children — two sons and one daughter.
Vincent Jackson Parents
Vincent Jackson’s parents are Sherry Jackson and Terence Jackson. His father, Terence, served in the Army for 21 years. Terence was an Army medic stationed at Fort Polk. His mother took several years off after Jackson’s birth, then went to work in the Army’s retail store for the next five years.
Vincent Jackson Death
Vincent Jackson passed away on February 15, 2021, at the age of 38. He was found dead at a hotel room in Brandon, Florida, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. He checked in to the Homewood Suites at 10240 Palm River Road in Brandon, Florida on Jan. 11 and had been staying there since then.
Jackson’s family reported him missing on Feb. 10. On Feb. 12, deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office found Jackson at the Homewood Suites and spoke with him. After assessing his well-being, the missing persons case was canceled. Jackson was then found dead at approximately 11:30 a.m. on February 15, 2021, in his hotel room by a housekeeper.
Sheriff Chad Chronister said in the statement: “My heart aches for the many loved ones Vincent Jackson leaves behind, from his wife and children to the Buccaneers nation that adored him. Mr. Jackson was a devoted man who put his family and community above everything else. Football aside, he touched countless lives through his Jackson In Action 83 Foundation. We shared a passion for supporting military families, and three years ago, Jackson was even made an honorary deputy by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to recognize his dedication to the community.
“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.”
Following the news of Jackson’s death, the Chargers and the Buccaneers released a statement. The Chargers said in the statement: “We are shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Vincent Jackson’s sudden passing. Vincent was a fan favorite not only for his Pro Bowl play on the field but for the impact he made on the community off of it. The work he has done on behalf of military families through his foundation in the years since his retirement has been an inspiration to all of us. We simply cannot believe he’s gone, and our hearts go out to his wife, Lindsey, their children, his parents, former teammates, and everyone whose lives were touched by having known Vincent.”
The Buccaneers released a statement from owner and co-chairman Bryan Glazer. Glazer said in the statement: “We are shocked and saddened to hear the terrible news regarding the loss of Vincent Jackson. 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. 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.
“He was a three-time Pro Bowl selection for his accomplishments on the field, but his greatest achievements as a Buccaneer were the four consecutive nominations he earned as our Walter Payton Man of the Year. Our deepest condolences go out to his wife, Lindsey, and the entire Jackson family.”
Vincent Jackson Cause of Death
Vincent Jackson’s cause of death was not revealed. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, there were no apparent signs of trauma. The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of death, as well as officially identify Jackson’s remains based on dental or DNA records.
Vincent Jackson Suicide
Did Vincent Jackson commit Suicide? He was found dead at a Florida hotel. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, there were no apparent signs of trauma. The county medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death.
Vincent Jackson Salary
In 2012, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Vincent Jackson to a five-year, $55.6 million contract that paid over $23 million in salary and bonus money between June 2012 and June 2013. In 2013, he earned $250,000 from endorsements. He was ranked #45 in The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2013 by Forbes. He held investments in restaurants, real estate and fitness clubs to help prepare for his post-NFL future, according to a 2015 interview with the Tampa Bay Times.
Vincent Jackson Net Worth
Vincent Jackson’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million. His source of wealth was his football career and endorsements. He held investments in restaurants, real estate and fitness clubs to help prepare for his post-NFL future, according to a 2015 interview with the Tampa Bay Times.
Vincent Jackson Drugs – Vincent Jackson Overdose
It is unclear if Vincent Jackson had a history of drug usage. It is also not clear if drugs were involved in his death. We have reached out to his rep.
Vincent Jackson Instagram
Vincent Jackson’s Instagram account (@vincentjackson_83) has over 39k followers.