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‘Don’t sleep on Khyree Jackson’ Minnesota Vikings star said in interview just days before rookie’s devastating death

MINNESOTA Vikings star Jordan Addison picked out new teammate Khyree Jackson as a player not to “sleep on” just days before the rookie’s tragic death in a car accident.

Jackson, 24, was killed along with former high school teammates Anthony Lytton Jr., 24, and Isaiah Hazel, 23, in a three-car accident in Maryland.

Jackson was tragically killed in a car crash

Addison spoke just days before Jackson’s death[/caption]

Cornerback Jackson was selected by Minnesota with the 108th overall pick of the 2024 NFL Draft in April.

He played college football for both the Oregon Ducks and Alabama Crimson Tide.

Metro Sport posted a video on YouTube, featuring an interview with wide receiver Addison.

When asked which player fans should not ‘sleep on’ in the 2024-25 season, Addison was quite clear in his response.

“Khyree, the cornerback we just got. Don’t sleep on him,” he said.

The news of Addison’s death has caused shockwaves throughout the NFL.

“We are devastated by the news of Khyree Jackson’s death following an overnight car accident,” the Vikings said in a statement.

“While we work to gather more information, we have spoken to Khyree’s family and offered the support of the Minnesota Vikings.

“We have also communicated the news to Vikings players, coaches and staff and have offered counseling for those who need emotional support.

“Our thoughts are with Khyree’s family, friends, teammates and coaches, as well as all the victims of this tragic accident.”

Maryland police have launched an investigation into the fatal crash, which took place in the early hours of Saturday morning.

“I am absolutely crushed by this news,” said Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell.

“Khyree brought a contagious energy to our facility and our team,”

“His confidence and engaging personality immediately drew his teammates to him.

“In our short time together, it was evident Khyree was going to develop into a tremendous professional football player.

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“But what was more impressive was his desire to become the best person he could be for his family and those around him.

“I am at a loss for words. My heart goes out to Khyree’s family, friends, teammates and coaches.”

Jackson’s grandfather has also spoken following the tragedy.

“He always had high aspirations,” Jackson said.

“Khyree was doing the best that he could possibly do in life and with the family.”

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