JASON Jenkins established himself as a veteran sports communicator at various stages of his career.
He worked as a senior communications director for the Miami Dolphins before passing away in August 2022.
Who was Jason Jenkins?
Jason Jenkins, who was born in Houston, Texas, in 1974, was the Miami Dolphins’ senior vice president of communications and community affairs.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas Tech in 1997.
He later worked in the San Francisco 49ers’ media relations department.
He later worked as the associate athletic director at Texas Southern University, as well as the athletic sales and promotion manager and sports communications assistant at Lehigh University.
In 2009, he was hired by the Miami Dolphins due to his expertise in sports communication.
He was later promoted to senior vice president of communications and community affairs in 2015.
Jason and his family lived in Parkland, Florida.
What was the cause of his death?
Jason Jenkins died on Saturday, August 27, 2022.
He died as a result of a medical emergency, according to reports.
However, the precise cause of death has yet to be revealed.
On August 27, 2022, the Miami Dolphins announced his death during halftime of their game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Dolphins also issued a tweet in his honour, complete with a photo of him and the caption: “Trailblazer. Champion. Kind. We are deeply saddened to report the death of Dolphins SVP of Communications and Community Affairs Jason Jenkins.”
Tributes Pour in for Jason Jenkins
Miami Dolphins owner, Stephen Ross, commented on Jason’s death saying: “I am heartbroken. Jason Jenkins was an icon in the Miami community, and above all a kind and incredible family man.
“His dedication to our organization was unmatched. He was my friend but most of all he was a generous soul. My heart is with Elizabeth and his children tonight. The Jenkins family will always be a part of the Dolphins family.”
Dolphins’ vice chairman, president, and CEO, Tom Garfinkel also said: “Our hearts are broken and grieving the loss of a man who was a dear friend and beloved by so many people.
“Jason faithfully served the Dolphins organization for 14 years, was a beacon in the community, a trailblazer and champion for others, and above all, treated people with a kindness and dignity that left a lasting mark on everyone he met.”
He concluded: “Our deepest condolences and our unwavering support go out to his wife, Elizabeth, and his three children.”