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Widefield grad, former NFL star Vincent Jackson dead at 38


Last updated 2/16/2021 at 4:11pm

Cpl. Alejandro Pena

Vincent Jackson addresses U.S. Service members while participating in the 76th USO tour on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, March 1, 2013.

Vincent Jackson, a former Widefield High School football star (class of 2001), who went on to play professionally for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Diego Chargers, was found dead in his Florida hotel room Monday.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) in Florida is investigating the 38-year-old's death.

"We are always saddened by the loss of a district community member," Widefield School District 3 officials said in a statement. "Vincent Jackson was a special part of the Widefield community. Our hearts are with his family and friends during this very difficult time."

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