Honestly speaking, there’s not a whole lot of bad to say when it come to former Pro Bowl and Bucs WR Vincent Jackson. He was consistent football player and man both on and off the field.
Jackson decided to call Tampa home after retiring with the Bucs in 2018 (technically as a free agent, he retired 2 years after his last game.) Since then he has become an outstanding community service member as well as a successful businessman.
In 2012, Vincent started the Jackson in Action initiative, helping families of loved ones who are serving abroad. In 2016, he was awarded the USAA National Salute to Service Award for his contributions.
Recently, @VincentTJackson was presented with the ‘Tampa Bay Community Award’ at the Gries Annual Heart of Champion Scholarship Dinner.
We’re honored and humbled by the recognition. 🏆 #Salute pic.twitter.com/LTqIBfxKy5
— Jackson In Action 83 (@JIA83Foundation) May 23, 2019
To top it off, just last night Jackson was presented with the Tampa Bay Community Award at the “Heart of Champions” dinner. And it was definitely well deserved. He has made strides since retiring from the league and has been the guy you just love to root for.
If now former Buc Gerald McCoy is already being talked about joining the Bucs Ring of Honor, where does Jackson rank on the list of future Bucs to be admitted in? At the very least Jackson’s name should be in the discussion sooner rather than later.