Monday, 12 September 2016

Army DB Brandon Jackson dies in car accident

Army defensive back Brandon Jackson died in a car accident early Sunday, the U.S. Military Academy announced Monday.
Jackson died in a single-car accident in Croton, N.Y., the academy said in a news release. He was 20 years old.

"We will honor his life as we mourn the untimely death of a young man who had a promising future as a leader in service to our Nation." said Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., superintendent of the academy. "Brandon internalized our watch words, Duty, Honor, Country."

Jackson played a big role in Army's success this season, which has the academy 2-0 for the first time since 1996. He had 2.5 tackles and a pass break-up in Saturday's 31-14 win over Rice.
Last year, the Queens, N.Y., native played in all 12 games as a true freshman, starting in nine of them and recording three interceptions.


“Words cannot describe the grief that our team is feeling over the loss of our brother and friend, Brandon" coach Jeff Monken said in the release. “He was a beloved teammate and our hearts are with his family at this time of tragedy.”
The West Point cadet, who wore No. 28, was honored by his teammates on social media.

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