Tragic Accident Claims Minnesota Vikings Rookie – Remembering Khyree Jackson

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – The Minnesota Vikings are mourning the loss of rookie cornerback Khyree Jackson, who tragically passed away in a car accident at the age of 24. Jackson, a fourth-round pick out of Oregon in the 2024 NFL Draft, had a promising career ahead of him in the league.

The news of Jackson’s untimely death was confirmed by Oregon head coach Dan Lanning, who expressed his grief on social media, remembering Jackson as both a great player and an even better person. The fatal accident occurred in Prince George’s County, where Jackson was one of three fatalities after another vehicle collided with the one he was in, causing it to veer off the road and hit multiple tree stumps. Authorities suspect alcohol may have played a role in the tragedy.

Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and head coach Kevin O’Connell both released statements expressing their deep sorrow over Jackson’s passing. O’Connell praised Jackson’s infectious energy and his commitment not only to football but also to being a positive influence on those around him. The team and the football community as a whole are devastated by the loss of a promising young talent.

Born and raised in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Jackson’s football journey took him from high school at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. to college at Oregon, where he made a strong impact during his time with the Ducks. Standing at 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighing 194 pounds, Jackson’s size and skill on the field earned him recognition as a first-team All-Pac 12 player in 2023, showcasing his talent and potential as a standout cornerback in the league.

The NFL community is coming together to mourn the loss of Khyree Jackson, a promising young talent whose life was tragically cut short. His memory will live on through the impact he had on his teammates, coaches, and all those who had the privilege of knowing him. Our hearts go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.