An investigation is underway following the death of Vincent Jackson.

What You Need To Know

  • Vincent Jackson was found dead in a Brandon hotel, HCSO says

  • There were no apparent signs of trauma

  • The former Bucs wide receiver was 38 years old

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says the 38-year-old former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver was found dead Monday at the Homewood Suites on Palm River Road in Brandon.

According to a news release from HCSO, Jackson had been staying at the hotel since January 11. A hotel housekeeper found his body.

HCSO says his family reported him missing on February 11. Deputies located him at the hotel, spoke with him, and canceled the missing persons case, according to the news release.

Investigators say there are no apparent signs of trauma, and the Medical Examiner’s Office will determine Jackson’s cause of death.

The hotel where former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackon, 38, was found dead on Monday (Trevor Pettiford/Spectrum News)

"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,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a news release. “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.”

Jackson spent 2012 to 2016 with the Bucs following seven years in San Diego.

During his Tampa tenure, he caught 268 passes and 20 touchdowns. He made the NFL Pro Bowl during his first year with the Buccaneers.

Jackson caught 57 touchdowns in his career.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner and co-chairman Bryan Glazer released the following statement:

The Tampa Bay Lightning also noted Jackson's contributions to the community.

Reactions to Vincent's death also flooded social media.


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