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Vincent Jackson
WR #83
Height:
6-5
Weight:
230
Age:
32
College:
Northern Colorado
Hometown:
Colorado Springs, CO
Experience:
11

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

REC
4
YDS
94
AVG
23.5
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 492 8,364 17 95 54 15 161 10.7 41 0 3 2
2014 TB 16 16 70 1,002 14.3 50 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2013 TB 16 16 78 1,224 15.7 60 7 1 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2012 TB 16 16 72 1,384 19.2 95 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 SD 16 16 60 1,106 18.4 58 9 3 51 17 41 0 -- --
2010 SD 5 5 14 248 17.7 58T 3 1 14 14 14 0 -- --
2009 SD 15 15 68 1,167 17.2 55 9 3 11 3.7 12 0 -- --
2008 SD 16 16 59 1,098 18.6 60 7 4 69 17.3 31 0 1 1
2007 SD 16 16 41 623 15.2 45 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 SD 16 7 27 453 16.8 55 6 3 16 5.3 8 0 -- --
2005 SD 8 0 3 59 19.7 21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Signed by Tampa Bay on March 13, 2012 as an unrestricted free agent from San Diego.

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:

  • Originally selected by the San Diego Chargers in the second round (61st overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played seven seasons with San Diego (2005-11) before joining Tampa Bay in 2012.
  • Has played in 140 games, starting 123, including the last 120 in which he has played, dating back to 2006.
  • Has started 68 consecutive games, the longest streak by a wide receiver in the NFL.
  • Tied for eighth in Buccaneers history with 17 touchdown receptions.
  • Has 3,610 receiving yards as a Buccaneer, the sixth-most in franchise history
  • Has 28 career regular 100-yard receiving games, including 12 with Tampa Bay, tied for the third-most in franchise history.
  • Has posted six 1,000-yard receiving seasons, recording 1,098 yards in 2008; 1,167 yards in 2009; and 1,106 yards in 2011, 1,384. yards in 2012, 1,189 yards in 2013 and 1,002 yards in 2014.
  • Jackson’s six 1,000-yard receiving seasons are tied for the sixth-most among active players, while his six since 2008 are tied for the most by any player in the NFL during that span. His four consecutive 1,000-yard seasons are tied for the longest active streak.
  • In 2012, set career high in receiving yards (1,384).
  • In 2013, set career high in receptions (74).
  • Led the league in yards per catch in 2012, with a 19.2 ypc average.
  • Tied for second in the league with a 17.2 ypc avg in 2009, making him the only receiver in the NFL to average more than 17.0 ypc each in both 2008 (18.6 ypc) and 2009.
  • Three-time Pro Bowler, voted to the All-Star game following his performance in the 2009, 2011 and 2012 seasons.

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Started vs. Carolina (9/7), recording four receptions for 36 yards.
  • Against St. Louis (9/14), caught four passes for a team-leading 51 yards.
  • Caught two passes for 15 yards and one touchdown at Atlanta (9/18).
  • Recorded the game-winning touchdown reception at Pittsburgh (9/28), nabbing the five-yard pass from Mike Glennon with only seven seconds left to play, securing the team’s first victory of the season.
  • Finished the day at Pittsburgh (9/28) with three receptions for 28 yards and one touchdown.
  • Jackson’s touchdown reception at Pittsburgh (9/28) gave him 17 as a Buccaneer, tying for the eighth-most in franchise history.
  • At New Orleans (10/5), finished with eight catches for 144 yards, marking his 24th career 100-yard receiving game and 10th as a Buccaneer, the fifth-most in franchise history
  • Caught four passes for 66 yards against Baltimore (10/12), bringing his Buccaneers total to 2,952 receiving yards, eighth-most in franchise history.
  • Caught one pass for 13 yards vs. Minnesota (10/26).
  • At Cleveland (11/2), recorded six receptions for 86 yards.
  • Finished vs. Atlanta (11/9) with eight receptions for 75 yards.
  • Caught three passes for 43 yards at Washington (11/16).
  • At Chicago (11/23), finished with five catches for a team-leading 117 yards.
  • Along with teammate Louis Murphy (six catches for 113 yards), became part of the first pair of Buccaneers to have 100 or more receiving yards in a game since Jackson and Mike Williams did so in 2012.
  • Finished at Detroit (12/7) with 10 catches for 159 yards, matching his career high for catches and recording a season high for receiving yards.
  • At Detroit (12/7), recorded 81 yards in the first half, the most by a Buccaneers wide receiver since Jackson tallied 82 in the first half at St. Louis in 2013.
  • Finished at Carolina (12/14) with 70 yards on six receptions, passing RB James Wilder for the sixth-most receiving yards in franchise history (3,539).
  • Caught three passes for 60 yards vs. Green Bay (12/21), leading the team in receiving yards.
  • Against New Orleans (12/28), caught one pass for 11 yards before leaving with an injury.

COLLEGE:

  • Recorded a school-record 177 receptions for 3,548 yards and 37 touchdowns while at Northern Colorado (2002-04), in addition to amassing 1,024 yards on punt returns.
  • Named All-Great West Conference Offensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2004, as well as earning first-team all-conference honors.
  • Led the team to NCAA semifinals as a junior while being named second-team All-America by the Associated Press and Sports Network.
  • Also started for Northern Colorado in basketball.
  • Majored in business.

COMMUNITY:

  • In 2013 and 2014 was named the Buccaneers Man of the Year for his leadership on the field and in the community.
  • Was voted as one of two finalists for the 2014 NFL Salute to Service Award, presented by USAA, for his commitment to honoring and supporting military service members and their families.
  • Launched the Jackson in Action 83 Foundation on Veterans’ Day 2012 to help military members stay connected with their children during deployments and help raise awareness and support for U.S. military families.
  • Sponsors military families at every Buccaneers home game through the “Jackson in Action” Front Row Fans section at Raymond James Stadium.
  • Along with his wife, Lindsey, and with support from the Buccaneers, published “Danny Dogtags: Dealing with Deployment,” a children’s book to help kids cope with a loved one leaving home on deployment.
  • Hosts the “Youth in Action Camp” for military children each June at One Buccaneer Place.
  • Was invited to fly with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds in March 2014.
  • Served as Grand Marshal for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in March 2015.
  • In March 2014, participated in the “Fashion Funds for the Cure” fashion show benefitting the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
  • Throughout the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years, hosted a “Salute to Reading” program for local students, with the goal of inspiring and rewarding outstanding students at the elementary level for reading improvement.
  • Helped host a “Salute to Service Barbecue” with USAA at MacDill Air Force Base in November 2013 to thank military members for their service.
  • Led by the country’s second highest-ranked military officer – Admiral James A. Winnefeld Jr. –participated in a USO Tour to the Middle East in March 2013 to greet military stationed overseas.
  • Helped organize a surprise reunion for SSgt. Austin Story and his family at One Buccaneer Place in November 2012.
  • Spoke to students at Northwest Elementary about the importance of physical fitness, helped present a $10,000 Play 60 grant, and led students through a P.E. class to congratulate the winners of the Play 60 Super School contest in November 2012.
  • Participated in the annual “Chalk Talk with the Buccaneers” chamber of commerce luncheon in September 2012, greeting fans and speaking on the excitement for the 2012 season.
  • Greeted fans and signed autographs at the Buccaneers Official Draft Party, presented by Miller Lite, in April 2012.

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Widefield High School (Colorado Springs, CO), earning football honorable mention all-state honors as a senior, in addition to accumulating a 4.1 GPA.
  • Also lettered in basketball.
  • He and wife Lindsay have one son, Carter Action Jackson.
  • Born Vincent Jackson on January 14, 1983, in Fort Polk, Louisiana.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Signed by Tampa Bay on March 13, 2012 as an unrestricted free agent from San Diego.

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:

  • Originally selected by the San Diego Chargers in the second round (61st overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played seven seasons with San Diego (2005-11) before joining Tampa Bay in 2012.
  • Has played in 140 games, starting 123, including the last 120 in which he has played, dating back to 2006.
  • Has started 68 consecutive games, the longest streak by a wide receiver in the NFL.
  • Tied for eighth in Buccaneers history with 17 touchdown receptions.
  • Has 3,610 receiving yards as a Buccaneer, the sixth-most in franchise history
  • Has 28 career regular 100-yard receiving games, including 12 with Tampa Bay, tied for the third-most in franchise history.
  • Has posted six 1,000-yard receiving seasons, recording 1,098 yards in 2008; 1,167 yards in 2009; and 1,106 yards in 2011, 1,384. yards in 2012, 1,189 yards in 2013 and 1,002 yards in 2014.
  • Jackson’s six 1,000-yard receiving seasons are tied for the sixth-most among active players, while his six since 2008 are tied for the most by any player in the NFL during that span. His four consecutive 1,000-yard seasons are tied for the longest active streak.
  • In 2012, set career high in receiving yards (1,384).
  • In 2013, set career high in receptions (74).
  • Led the league in yards per catch in 2012, with a 19.2 ypc average.
  • Tied for second in the league with a 17.2 ypc avg in 2009, making him the only receiver in the NFL to average more than 17.0 ypc each in both 2008 (18.6 ypc) and 2009.
  • Three-time Pro Bowler, voted to the All-Star game following his performance in the 2009, 2011 and 2012 seasons.

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Started vs. Carolina (9/7), recording four receptions for 36 yards.
  • Against St. Louis (9/14), caught four passes for a team-leading 51 yards.
  • Caught two passes for 15 yards and one touchdown at Atlanta (9/18).
  • Recorded the game-winning touchdown reception at Pittsburgh (9/28), nabbing the five-yard pass from Mike Glennon with only seven seconds left to play, securing the team’s first victory of the season.
  • Finished the day at Pittsburgh (9/28) with three receptions for 28 yards and one touchdown.
  • Jackson’s touchdown reception at Pittsburgh (9/28) gave him 17 as a Buccaneer, tying for the eighth-most in franchise history.
  • At New Orleans (10/5), finished with eight catches for 144 yards, marking his 24th career 100-yard receiving game and 10th as a Buccaneer, the fifth-most in franchise history
  • Caught four passes for 66 yards against Baltimore (10/12), bringing his Buccaneers total to 2,952 receiving yards, eighth-most in franchise history.
  • Caught one pass for 13 yards vs. Minnesota (10/26).
  • At Cleveland (11/2), recorded six receptions for 86 yards.
  • Finished vs. Atlanta (11/9) with eight receptions for 75 yards.
  • Caught three passes for 43 yards at Washington (11/16).
  • At Chicago (11/23), finished with five catches for a team-leading 117 yards.
  • Along with teammate Louis Murphy (six catches for 113 yards), became part of the first pair of Buccaneers to have 100 or more receiving yards in a game since Jackson and Mike Williams did so in 2012.
  • Finished at Detroit (12/7) with 10 catches for 159 yards, matching his career high for catches and recording a season high for receiving yards.
  • At Detroit (12/7), recorded 81 yards in the first half, the most by a Buccaneers wide receiver since Jackson tallied 82 in the first half at St. Louis in 2013.
  • Finished at Carolina (12/14) with 70 yards on six receptions, passing RB James Wilder for the sixth-most receiving yards in franchise history (3,539).
  • Caught three passes for 60 yards vs. Green Bay (12/21), leading the team in receiving yards.
  • Against New Orleans (12/28), caught one pass for 11 yards before leaving with an injury.

COLLEGE:

  • Recorded a school-record 177 receptions for 3,548 yards and 37 touchdowns while at Northern Colorado (2002-04), in addition to amassing 1,024 yards on punt returns.
  • Named All-Great West Conference Offensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2004, as well as earning first-team all-conference honors.
  • Led the team to NCAA semifinals as a junior while being named second-team All-America by the Associated Press and Sports Network.
  • Also started for Northern Colorado in basketball.
  • Majored in business.

COMMUNITY:

  • In 2013 and 2014 was named the Buccaneers Man of the Year for his leadership on the field and in the community.
  • Was voted as one of two finalists for the 2014 NFL Salute to Service Award, presented by USAA, for his commitment to honoring and supporting military service members and their families.
  • Launched the Jackson in Action 83 Foundation on Veterans’ Day 2012 to help military members stay connected with their children during deployments and help raise awareness and support for U.S. military families.
  • Sponsors military families at every Buccaneers home game through the “Jackson in Action” Front Row Fans section at Raymond James Stadium.
  • Along with his wife, Lindsey, and with support from the Buccaneers, published “Danny Dogtags: Dealing with Deployment,” a children’s book to help kids cope with a loved one leaving home on deployment.
  • Hosts the “Youth in Action Camp” for military children each June at One Buccaneer Place.
  • Was invited to fly with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds in March 2014.
  • Served as Grand Marshal for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in March 2015.
  • In March 2014, participated in the “Fashion Funds for the Cure” fashion show benefitting the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
  • Throughout the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years, hosted a “Salute to Reading” program for local students, with the goal of inspiring and rewarding outstanding students at the elementary level for reading improvement.
  • Helped host a “Salute to Service Barbecue” with USAA at MacDill Air Force Base in November 2013 to thank military members for their service.
  • Led by the country’s second highest-ranked military officer – Admiral James A. Winnefeld Jr. –participated in a USO Tour to the Middle East in March 2013 to greet military stationed overseas.
  • Helped organize a surprise reunion for SSgt. Austin Story and his family at One Buccaneer Place in November 2012.
  • Spoke to students at Northwest Elementary about the importance of physical fitness, helped present a $10,000 Play 60 grant, and led students through a P.E. class to congratulate the winners of the Play 60 Super School contest in November 2012.
  • Participated in the annual “Chalk Talk with the Buccaneers” chamber of commerce luncheon in September 2012, greeting fans and speaking on the excitement for the 2012 season.
  • Greeted fans and signed autographs at the Buccaneers Official Draft Party, presented by Miller Lite, in April 2012.

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Widefield High School (Colorado Springs, CO), earning football honorable mention all-state honors as a senior, in addition to accumulating a 4.1 GPA.
  • Also lettered in basketball.
  • He and wife Lindsay have one son, Carter Action Jackson.
  • Born Vincent Jackson on January 14, 1983, in Fort Polk, Louisiana.
 

Recent Videos

  • Highlight: Winston to Jackson

    Posted Aug 29, 2015

    QB Jameis Winston connects with WR Vincent Jackson for 26 yards during the Buccaneers preseason game against the Browns.

  • HIGHLIGHT: VJax 26-Yard Reception

    Posted Aug 29, 2015

    QB Jameis Winston hits WR Vincent Jackson for 26-yard reception on the Bucs' first touchdown drive against the Cleveland Browns.