Lindsey Vandeweghe is Vincent Jackson wife, and they were married for almost 10 years before he died in February 2021. Vincent was a football player. He played for National Football League (NFL) for 12 seasons as was wide receiver.
Moreover, he played football at a college in Northern Colorado. Later in the 2nd round of the 2005 NFL Draft, he was drafted to San Diego Chargers. He also played for Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Vincent Jackson Jr Early Years
Jackson was born on January 14, 1983. He went to Widefield High School, which is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. When he was a senior at school due to his football, his name was mentioned in a local newspaper called Rocky Mountain News.
Moreover, he also played basketball in school and was a straight-A student in his school.
After high school, he was accepted to Columbia University. However, he went to Northern Colorado University as they offered a scholarship to play football and basketball.
Vincent Jackson Family
Both of his parents worked for the United States Armed Forces. He has sponsored military families in all Buccaneers home games through “Jackson in Action” at Front Row at the Raymond James Stadium.
In late 2012, he also spoke with students at the Northwest Elementary school, where he talked about how it is important to be physically fit. He also spent $10,000 to Play 60 and helped students in their physical education class.
In 2016, he graduated from South Florida University and majored in Business Management.
Who Is Vincent Jackson Wife?
Vincent Jackson wife is Lidsey VanDeweghe. They were married for 10 years and before that, both were dating for a long time.
Vincent Jackson wife is a Colorado native. He proposed to her after he was inducted into UNC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011.
Also, Vincent Jackson wife stated that when he proposed to her, he said that he wanted to spend all his life with her and thought of her as his soulmate.
Moreover, the couple got married on July 16, 2011. Both of them tried to keep their personal life as private as possible. He mostly posted about his adventures and sometimes memes on his social media.
Vincent Jackson Wife age?
We do not know anything about Vincent Jackson wife as she is a very private person. Even though we do not know Vincent Jackson wife age but it is believed that she is in her mid-30s.
Does the couple have any kids?
The couple together has 3 kids – Dominick, Amaya, and Carter. Even though he did not like to share his private life, he still sometimes posted about his kids.
The Jackson family lives in a 3.5-million-dollar villa located at the Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club.
Vincent Jackson Career
San Diego Chargers
Due to injuries, he had a slow start in the 2005 season. For the first 5 games, he was on the injured reserve bench. Moreover, his first NFL match was against Oakland Raiders on October 16.
Jackson’s first pass was against New York Jets on November 6. He would catch two more passes in total three for the 2005 season in this season.
Vincent’s first NFL touchdown was on September 17 against Tennessee Titans. He had a great touchdown on the Christmas Eve match against Seattle Seahawks, leading to San Diego Chargers’ victory.
When less than 30 seconds left, Philip Rivers (quarterback) tossed a touchdown to Vincent, and the San Diego Chargers won the match 20 – 17. He played amazing this season, and in the end, he was 2nd best player on his team with 6 touchdowns.
In 2007, Vincent started as a wide receiver for Chargers after their former wide receiver Eric Parker was injured. He did not play well in the beginning. He dropped a touchdown in a match against Chicago Bears that bounced off Vincent’s chest and then in the end zone.
But by the end of the season, he became one of the top players along with Philip Rivers, who was the quarterback for the Chargers.
In the 2008 NFL season, Vincent had a great year with 1,098 yards, 7 touchdowns, and 59 receptions. Also, since 2001 he became the 1st San Diego Changers player who had 1,000 yards receiving.
The 2009 season was Vincent’s best year as a footballer for NFL. At this time, he was a pro and completed with 68 receptions. This helped the team to receive 1,167 yards and 9 touchdowns.
On January 17, Vincent made 37 yards card against the New York Jets. Rex Ryan challenged this, who was the head coach for New York Jets.
However, he got an unsportsmanlike penalty he kicked the challenged flag. This also cost the San Diego Chargers 15 yards.
Moreover, he completed the match with seven receptions for 11 yards and became the 1st receiver of the 2009 NFL to have a 100 yards game record.
On March 2, he was charged for driving with his suspended license. His car was seized, and he was even handcuffed for some time. These happened only a few hours before the match against New York Jets.
Also, he was pulled over as he was playing loud music. He was fined for driving with expired tags and a suspended license.
Moreover, he was chosen for the first Pro Bowl in the 2009 NFL season. In his first Pro Bowl, he showed a strong player and ranked seven receptions for 122 yards. This also included one touchdown and 48 yards caught.
Furthermore, on July 1, he was suspended for 3 games because he violated the league’s conduct policy. He was suspended for 10 games, and on Week 11, he made his comeback.
In a match against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 15, he had his career-high with 112 yards and 3 touchdowns and won with 34 – 7. Vincent had 248 yards and 14 receptions at the end of the season.
At the end of 2010, there was a labor dispute between players and league owners. A lockout also happened from March 11 to July 25. He was one of the plaintiffs in “Brandy Antitrust,” the lawsuit against the NFL.
Some of the other notable players involved in this were Drew Brees, Logan Mankins, Peyton Manning, and Tom Brady.
Initially, ESPN reported that Jackson wanted an unrestricted agent or 10 million dollars as compensation when this lockout was over. At first, he denied all these claims. However, in July 2011, he announced his Brady vs NFL lawsuit claims.
After he had dropped his request for monetary compensation and unrestricted agency, this helped complete this new labor deal. Also, his Franchise Tag was shown under the NFL CBA.
Later on July 29, the teams were allowed to sign any free non-rookie agents. Vincent signed his 1-year offer, which means he remained in Charger. For playing in the last 6 games, he was compensated with 583,000 million dollars.
The San Diego Chargers placed the Franchise Tag on Vincent on February 15.
For this season, under his Franchise Tag, he received almost 11.4 million dollars which were approx. 20 times more than the last season.
Vincent’s best was against Green Bay Packers, where he scored 3 touchdowns and 141 yards. At the end of the season, he had 9 touchdowns and sixty catches for 1,106 yards.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In early 2012, he signed a contract with Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In September 2012, he was selected as the team captain.
Later in October, he set multiple records against the New Orleans Saints. Also, he was chosen for his 3rd Pro Bowl as Calvin Johnson was injured.
At the end of the year, he finished his 2012 season with 1,384 receiving yards and 72 receptions.
In September 2013, he was again chosen as the 2013 team captain. Later on, on October 13, he caught his 1st touchdown for the 2013 season against Philadelphia Eagles. He did 2 touchdowns, and 9 catches for 114 yards in this match.
Moreover, in his next match, he did a lot of touchdowns while he was eclipsing the 100-yard mark against Atlanta Falcons.
However, they lost the game against them, but he proved that he was one of the few amazing players the team has with his 7 touchdowns, and in 1,224 yards, he did 78 catches.
In this season, his performance declined a lot, and he missed a lot of catches and touchdowns. Many people say it is due to Mike Evans, a new wide receiver in the team. There was also a lot of rumor that he was the center of trade, but he was not traded in the end.
At the end of the season, he finished it with more than 100 yards for 6th time in his football career. Moreover, Jackson and Evans become the first duo in this team to catch more than 1,000 yards.
Furthermore, against Chicago Bears, he surpassed 8,000 receiving yards.
In 2015 two 2 players, Dirk Koetter (coordinator) and Jameis Winston (quarterback), joined the team. Due to this, his performance is a lot more than in the 2014 season. Also, he had some injuries at this time.
Due to all these, he had a very score which was 3 touchdowns, 33 catches, and 542 yards. In December 2015, he was placed on the injured reserve.
In the Week 5 match against the Carolina Panthers, he had a knee injury. From October 18, he was again placed on the injured reserve for the rest of the season.
Vincent stated that he was retiring in May 2018.
Interesting Facts about Vincent Jackson
#1 Vincent was chosen 3 times for Pro Bowl. He also exceeded 1,000 receiving yards in 4 seasons.
#2 He was 6 feet 5 inches or 196 cm. Also, he weighs around 108 kgs.
#3 He was good at basketball in high school and college.
#4 At his senior season, his highlight was 246 yards, 12 catches, and 3 touchdowns against Florida Atlantic.
#5 His income per year was more than $25 million.
#6 Jackson is the founder of the “Jackson in Action 83” Foundation. This foundation helps to reunite deployed troops with their families.
#7 When he was at university, he used to play for the Northern Colorado Bears football team.
#8 Jackson rewrote all the record books. This book was on how to become a “Northern Colorado’s all-time leader” in kick return yards, receiving yards (season and game), receiving touchdowns, receptions, and punt return yards.
#9 His jersey number for Tampa Bay Buccaneers was 83.
#10 On March 2012, he signed a five-year contract for $55.55 million with Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He set many records for the team. Two of the most important were most receiving yards in one game which was 216 yards, and the longest reception in Buccaneers, which was 95 yards.
Vincent Jackson net worth
His net worth was 50 million dollars as of 2021.
Vincent Jackson social media
vincentjackson_83 is Vincent Jackson Instagram, and his Twitter was VincentTJackson.
Vincent Jackson death
Vincent Jackson age was only 38 years when he was found dead by a domestic worker at Homewood Suites located near Brandon, Florida. There was no sign of trauma.
Two days after his death, the cops of Hillsborough County stated that his family said Jackson might have suffered from chronic alcoholism.
Also, the cops said that he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). However, the family said that the cops didn’t speak on their behalf.
Jackson donated his brain before his demise. Boston University CTE Center took it over for research purpose. Later his family held a small and private funeral.
Vincent Jackson is an American football player who played for NFL from 2005 till 2016. He has been playing football since he was in school. Later even went to college, he received sports scholarship. First, he played for the San Diego Chargers from 2005 till 2011. Then he signed with Tampa Bay Buccaneers and played till 2016. He retired in 2018.