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Who was Vincent Jackson?

Vincent Jackson (January 14, 1983 – February 15, 2021) was an American professional football player who played as a wide receiver for 12 seasons in the National Football League (NFL).

He played college football at Northern Colorado and was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jackson was selected to the Pro Bowl three times and exceeded 1,000 receiving yards six times in his career.

Vincent Jackson died from chronic alcohol use, medical examiner says

 Vincent Jackson died from chronic alcohol use, medical examiner says
Vincent Jackson died from chronic alcohol use, medical examiner says

The Hillsborough County (Florida) Medical Examiner said Wednesday that former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson died from chronic alcohol use and that the manner of his February death was “natural.”

The medical examiner’s release comes days after the Concussion Legacy Foundation said Jackson was diagnosed with Stage 2 chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the progressive brain disease associated with repeated head trauma.

Jackson was found dead on Feb. 15 at the Homewood Suites in Brandon, Florida, after his family had reported him missing five days earlier and after authorities had spoken with him as part of a welfare check. He was 38.

No cause of death was released at the time.

In the months leading up to his death, the former Buccaneers and Chargers wide receiver suffered from depression, progressive memory loss, mood swings, paranoia, and extreme social isolation, all considered to be symptoms of CTE.

The autopsy report revealed that Jackson suffered from alcoholic cardiomyopathy, hepatic steatosis and fibrosis, esophageal varices, ascites, jaundice, remote pancreatitis, renal failure, and hyponatremia dehydration, cardiovascular disease, and intoxication by ethyl alcohol — all consistent with chronic alcohol use. The medical examiner found that he had a blood alcohol content of 0.28%.

Jackson had no alcohol-related incidents with the Buccaneers, but during the early part of his career while with the Chargers, he was arrested twice on suspicion of DUI (2006, 2009) and was suspended for the first three games of the 2010 season as a result.

The autopsy report also noted that Jackson suffered from Stage 2 CTE (Stage 4 being the most severe). CTE only can be diagnosed posthumously through a special autopsy. Jackson’s family donated his brain to Boston University’s CTE Center in hopes that other families could be helped by what its researchers found.

A three-time Pro Bowler, Jackson reached the 1,000-yard mark six times in his 12-year NFL career, finishing with 540 catches, 9,080 receiving yards, and 57 touchdowns.

His work off the field, particularly during the latter part of his career, garnered attention.

With his wife Lindsey, he founded the Jackson in Action 83 Foundation to assist military families, and they wrote three children’s books together. Jackson graduated with a degree in business management from the University of South Florida in 2016 and had opened five restaurants in San Diego, Las Vegas, and Tampa.

Vincent Jackson Biography, Wiki

Vincent Terrell Jackson (born January 14, 1983), is a former American football wide receiver who played for 12 seasons in the National Football League.

He played college football at Northern Colorado and was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Jackson was selected in the second round (61st overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft (the highest ever by a Northern Colorado graduate) by the San Diego Chargers.

Jackson got off to a slow start in 2005 due to injuries. He was inactive for the first five games of the season and finally saw his first NFL action in an October 16 game against the Oakland Raiders.

Jackson caught his first pass on November 6 against the New York Jets, but he would only catch two more passes for the rest of the season.

Vincent Jackson Biography Wikipedia
Vincent Jackson
Real Name Vincent Terrell Jackson
Nickname  Vincent 
Profession  Footballer Player
Marital Status Married
Wife Name Lindsey
Home Town Colorado Springs, Colorado, US
Zodiac Not Known
 Physical Status
Age 38 years
Height (Approx) Feet – 6’5″In centimeters – 196cmIn meters – 1.96m
Weight (Approx) 104 KG 
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Personal Information
Date of Birth  14 January 1983
Death Date 15 February 2021
Birth Place Colorado Springs, Colorado, US
Death Place Brandon, Florida, US
Nationality American
Ethnicity Not Known
School Name Widefield, Colorado Springs, Colorado
College Name Northern Colorado
Parents Background
Father Name Not Known
Mother Name Not Known
Sibling Name Not Known
Career
Source Of Income Football 
Net Worth $1 million (Approx)

Vincent Jackson Career

Both of Jackson’s parents served in the United States Armed Forces.

He sponsored military families at every Buccaneers home game through the ‘Jackson in Action’ Front Row Fans section at Raymond James Stadium.

In November 2012, Jackson spoke to students at Northwest Elementary about the importance of physical fitness, helped present a $10,000 Play 60 grant, and led students through a physical education class to congratulate the winners of the Play 60 Super School contest.

In 2016, Jackson graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Business Management.

Jackson attended Widefield High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

As a senior, he was a Rocky Mountain News All-State Honorable Mention, a first-team all-area pick, and a first-team all-conference pick.

He also was a standout in basketball.

A straight-A student in high school, Jackson was accepted to Columbia but decided to attend the University of Northern Colorado on a partial scholarship to play both basketball and football.

Vincent Terrell Jackson was an American professional football player who played as a wide receiver for 12 seasons in the National Football League (NFL).

He played college football at Northern Colorado and was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

He also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Jackson was selected to the Pro Bowl three times and exceeded 1,000 receiving yards six times in his career.

The son of two Army veterans, Jackson was born in Fort Polk, Louisiana, and later became a two-sport star at Widefield High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

After graduating from high school with a 4.1-grade point average, he played for both the basketball and football teams at Northern Colorado, using his height, physicality, and leaping ability to excel in both.

Jackson was selected by the Chargers in the second round of the 2005 draft and became a starter the following year.

He spent the first seven years of his 12-year career in San Diego before signing with the Buccaneers as a free agent in 2012. He made three Pro Bowls in a four-year span from 2009 to 2012.

The 6-foot-5 wide receiver last played in 2016 before landing on the injured reserve with a knee injury.

He announced his retirement in 2018 after catching 540 passes for 9,080 yards and 57 touchdowns.

Jackson was known for his support of military families, including his work through The Jackson in Action 83 Foundation, which he founded in 2012.

Vincent Jackson Wife

He was married to Lindsey VanDeweghe. He died on February 15, 2021, in Brandon, Florida, USA.

Vincent Jackson with his wife Lindsey VanDeweghe
Vincent Jackson with his wife Lindsey VanDeweghe

Vincent Jackson FAQ’s

Who was Vincent Jackson?

Vincent Jackson (January 14, 1983 – February 15, 2021) was an American professional football player who played as a wide receiver for 12 seasons in the National Football League (NFL).

How old was Vincent Jackson?

Vincent Jackson died at 38 years old.

Who is Vincent Jackson’s wife?

He was married to Lindsey VanDeweghe. He died on February 15, 2021, in Brandon, Florida, USA.

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