NFL rookie Khyree Jackson, 24, dies in car crash just weeks after being drafted by Vikings


Minnesota Vikings cornerback Khyree Jackson, aged 24, has tragically died following a car crash, just weeks after being selected in the NFL Draft.

Jackson passed away in Maryland before dawn on Saturday, with his mother receiving the devastating news around 4am. Officials have disclosed that the accident involved three vehicles. Jackson was a passenger in a maroon Dodge Charger when the fatal collision occurred.

The sports world was shaken on Saturday by the news of Jackson’s passing, as he was about to begin his rookie season in the NFL. The former Oregon and Alabama defensive back had recently been drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth round and was preparing to make his preseason debut in just a few weeks.

Jackson’s untimely death has left the football community in mourning. Fans and fellow players have expressed their grief and condolences. One fan remarked, “Tragic news to wake up to for so many people this morning. Khyree was a joy to watch this last season at Oregon.” Another said, “RIP. Deserved to live a much longer life.” The sentiments continued with messages of sorrow and support for Jackson’s family and friends.


Jackson’s journey to the NFL was marked by perseverance and talent. He began his college football career at two community colleges before transferring to Alabama. He later played his final season at Oregon, earning first-team All-Big 12 honors as the Ducks went 12-2 and won the Fiesta Bowl. His outstanding performance secured him a spot on the Vikings’ draft board in 2023.

As the football world remembers Khyree Jackson, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this incredibly difficult time. Rest in peace, Khyree Jackson.

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