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‘This one hurts bad’: Twitter reacts to death of former Bucs receiver Vincent Jackson

Jackson, who was found dead in a Brandon hotel Monday, played five seasons in Tampa Bay.
Bucs wide receiver Vincent Jackson eludes the reach of multiple Falcons players during this 2014 game.
Bucs wide receiver Vincent Jackson eludes the reach of multiple Falcons players during this 2014 game. [ Times (2014) ]
Published Feb. 15
Updated Feb. 16

Former Bucs wide receiver Vincent Jackson was found dead in a Brandon hotel room Monday morning.

Jackson, 38, played for San Diego the first seven years of his career, starting in 2005 as a second-round draft pick out of Northern Colorado. In 2012, he signed as a free agent with the Bucs and played in Tampa Bay for five seasons.

In 155 games, Jackson tallied 9,080 receiving yards (16.8 yards per reception with 57 touchdowns). He was a three-time Pro Bowler (2009, 2011 and 2012).

Off the field, Jackson was known for his charity work with his personal foundation, Jackson in Action, which helped provide support to military families focusing on the children in those families.

Here’s how people on Twitter reacted to the news:

Bucs tight end Cameron Brate posted about Vincent Jackson's passing on his Instagram story on Monday afternoon
Bucs tight end Cameron Brate posted about Vincent Jackson's passing on his Instagram story on Monday afternoon [ Cameron Brate ]

Contact Mari Faiello at mfaiello@tampabay.com. Follow @faiello_mari.