A former NFL wide receiver was killed in a motorcycle accident.
Terrible news this morning out of Louisiana. Michael D. Jackson, a former Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver, was killed in a motorcycle accident Friday morning. According to a report from TMZ, Louisiana State Police confirmed Jackson was killed in an accident in Louisiana.
From the report:
Ex-NFL wide receiver Michael D. Jackson — who led the NFL in receiving TDs in ’96 — was killed in a motorcycle accident Friday morning in Louisiana … TMZ Sports has learned.
Louisiana State Police confirm Jackson was in an accident in Tangipahoa, LA while riding his motorcycle in the early morning. He was 48.
Jackson was college teammates with Brett Favre when the two were at the University of Southern Mississippi.
He played in the NFL from 1991 to 1999 for the Browns, who then became the Baltimore Ravens. In eight seasons Jackson finished with 353 catches, over 5,000 receiving yards, and 46 touchdowns. After his NFL career was cut short due to injury, Jackson became the mayor of Tangipahoa, Louisiana in 2009, where he served until 2013.
Our thoughts are with the Jackson family at this time.