Chargers call Vincent Jackson “a fan favorite” on and off the field

The Chargers selected receiver Vincent Jackson in the second round of the 2005 draft. He spent seven years with the team and caught 272 passes for 4,754 yards and 37 touchdowns with the Chargers.

Jackson, 38, died Monday.

The Chargers issued a statement as did the Buccaneers, where he played his final five seasons.

“We are shocked and deeply saddened by news of Vincent Jackson’s sudden passing,” the Chargers said in their 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.”