Who is Vincent Jackson's wife Lindsey VanDeweghe? A look at ex-NFL WR's love life and children after death at 38
Vincent Jackson, who at his peak was one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, was found dead at the age of 38 on February 15, Monday. The Hillsborough County sheriff’s office stated that his body was discovered at a hotel in Brandon, Florida, and there were no signs of trauma. The cause of the death is being investigated. Jackson is survived by his wife Lindsey Vandeweghe and their three children.
According to the hotel staff, Jackson, who lived locally, had checked into the hotel on February 11. His family had reported him missing the day before but police found him safe at the hotel on Friday, February 12, and the case was closed after they had checked on his well-being.
“We are shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Vincent Jackson’s sudden passing,” the Chargers, now based in Los Angeles, said in a statement. “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.”
Jackson was one of the top wide receivers in the NFL throughout his career, finishing with 540 catches for 9,080 yards and 57 touchdowns (16.81 yards per catch). He topped 1,000 yards in six different seasons and earned three Pro Bowl selections, leading the NFL with 19.2 yards per catch in 2012. Jackson led all wide receivers in yards per catch from 2005 to 2016 (minimum 500 receptions).
"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," Buccaneers co-owner Bryan Glazer noted in his statement. "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."
Rest in peace, Vincent Jackson. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/ik3GYZjQDr— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) February 15, 2021
He was married to Lindsey VanDeweghe. Jackson proposed to the Colorado native after being inducted to the UNC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. He stepped on stage and proposed to his then-girlfriend saying: “I love you. I will always love you. I want to start a family with you. I want to spend the rest of my days with you. You are my soulmate. Will you marry me?” The couple got married on July 16, 2011, and resided in a $3.5M mansion located in Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club. They had three children together: Carter, Amaya and Dominick, as reported by Greeley Tribune.
On Father's Day, June 21, 2020, he posted a photo of himself and his little one and wrote, "'It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.' — Barack Obama. Happy Father's Day to my Dad and all the great Dads out there!"