Vincent Jackson, former NFL wide receiver, was found dead in a Florida hotel room Monday morning, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. He was 38.
Jackson, who played for Northern Colorado, San Diego Chargers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, had been staying at a Homewood Suites on the eastern outskirts of Tampa.
His body was discovered by a housekeeper around 11:30 a.m. ET Monday, according to USA Today.
In a news release, the sheriff’s office said that it is investigating the case, but his body showed “no apparent signs of trauma.”
Spokesperson Crystal Clark told USA TODAY Sports that officials do not believe a crime occurred, nor suspect foul play.
Chad Chronister, Hillsborough County Sheriff, said, “My heart aches for the many loved ones Vincent Jackson leaves behind, from his wife and children to the Buccaneers nation that adored him.”
“Mr. Jackson was a devoted man who put his family and community above everything else,” he added. “He will be sorely missed by not only football fans across the country but also the people here in Hillsborough County who reaped the benefits of his generous contributions.”
Jackson’s family had reported him as missing on Wednesday, according to the sheriff’s office, but officers located him at the Homewood Suites the following day.
Born on January 14, 1983, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jackson was the son of two Army veterans. He quickly emerged as a two-sport star. He also played basketball at Northern Colorado, using his height, physicality, and leaping ability to excel in both.
He was known for his support of military families, including his work through The Jackson in Action 83 Foundation, which he founded in 2012, according to USA Today.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office noted that it named Jackson an honorary deputy three years ago to “recognize his dedication to the community.” The Chargers 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.”