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

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

Jackson’s death occurred 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, who was riding in a maroon Dodge Charger, lost his life in the crash.

The sports world received terrible news on Saturday, as a player set to begin his rookie season in the NFL has died tragically at the age of 24. Former Oregon and Alabama defensive back Khyree Jackson died in a car accident just months after being drafted into the NFL.

Jackson was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth round of this year’s draft and was set to make his debut with the team in the preseason in just a few weeks. The football community is mourning the loss of a young man who was so close to realizing his dream.

“Tragic news to wake up to for so many people this morning. Khyree was a joy to watch this last season at Oregon,” one fan said.

“RIP. Deserved to live a much longer life,” said another fan.

“My heart hurts after reading this. Absolutely horrible news. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends,” another fan commented.

“Absolutely terrible news. Seemed like such a great guy. Rest in peace Khyree,” said another fan.

“WAY too young, man. Absolute beast at Oregon too. Rest In Peace, Khyree, and prayers to his family,” another fan shared.

Jackson began his college football career at two community colleges before transferring to Alabama. He eventually ended up at Oregon for his final season, earning first-team All-Big 12 honors as the Ducks went 12-2 and won the Fiesta Bowl.

Jackson was set to join the Vikings this year, building on the excellent season that earned him a spot on the team’s draft boards in 2023. Rest in peace to Khyree Jackson, and our condolences go out to his friends and family during this difficult time.


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