NCAAF: Army football player dies in single car crash


Alex Eiden, Assistant Sports Editor

Sophomore Army Cadet and rising star cornerback Brandon Jackson died Sunday morning in a single car crash in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

According to, Croton-on-Hudson police Detective Sgt. John Nikitopoulos stated that police received a call about the motor vehicle accident around 1:50 a.m.

“The vehicle did not appear to have rolled over,” Nikitopoulos stated. “It did hit a guard rail.”

Jackson broke out last season when he made his first start against Wake Forest University in week three, recording two interceptions. He soon became Army’s best cornerback.

Army head football coach Jeff Monken spoke about the loss in an official statement.

“Words cannot describe the grief that our team is feeling over the loss of our brother and friend, Brandon.” Monken continued, “He was a beloved teammate and our hearts are with his family at this time of tragedy.”

Jackson did have ties to the army. His mother, Morna Davis, served in the Reserves and was deployed to Iraq for a year in 2006.

The accident is still under an ongoing investigation at this time.

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