Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson revealed his softer side on the Hot Mornings with Jayde show on 101.5 FM in Tampa to promote his new children's book, Danny Dogtags: Dealing With Deployment. Jackson read an excerpt of his book to Jayde Donovan's on-air colleague Seth Kush, who was in a race car bed with a Buccaneers quilt.
The book is about a young child who is upset that his father is being deployed in the U.S. Army. Danny then meets a Tampa Bay Buccaneers player who understands the situation and makes sure Danny doesn't feel alone. That Tampa Bay Buccaneers player may very well be Jackson.
Jackson is the son of two military parents, and has the understanding of the dedication and hardships of living in such a family.
This is the first children's book that he and his wife have written.
Jackson was a straight-A student through high school in Colorado Springs. He graduated with a 4.10 GPA, and was accepted to Columbia of the Ivy League before deciding to play football at Northern Colorado.
Jackson is entering his third season with the Buccaneers. He played in all 16 games last season, recording 78 receptions for 1,224 yards and seven touchdowns.
The book is available at Mascot Books.