Dolphins VP of communications Jason Jenkins dies at 47

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Jason Jenkins, who spent practically 14 years with the Miami Dolphins and ultimately turned the group’s senior vp of communications, died unexpectedly Saturday, the group stated. He was 47.

Jenkins joined the Dolphins in 2009, after spending practically seven years working with the San Francisco 49ers. He additionally labored at Texas Southern, Lehigh and Texas Tech — his alma mater, which requested him to ship a graduation tackle in 2018.

“I am right here to inform you, it will not be your geography that marks your journey,” Jenkins stated in that speech. “It’s going to be three issues: the depth of your relationships, the inspiration of your values and the braveness of your decision-making. So my profession, and life, has been superior.”

The Houston native is survived by spouse Elizabeth and three youngsters. The Dolphins introduced his loss of life throughout their preseason recreation Saturday towards Philadelphia.

Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel struggled to carry again feelings after the sport when speaking about Jenkins, shortly after telling his group of his loss of life. He raved about all the pieces from Jenkins’ work ethic to his to professionalism to his wardrobe.

“This was a wholesome, wholesome man that simply introduced it daily. … Simply energetic,” a teary McDaniel stated. “That is the toughest half. There’s simply no phrases to explain. He has a fantastic household. His spouse’s superior, and his youngsters. It is robust. It is a robust one to swallow. He will probably be missed. He is not going to be forgotten, I can inform you that a lot.”

Tributes poured in from different sports activities media relations professionals, from many leagues, on social media after the Dolphins made the announcement. Cleveland Cavaliers vp B.J. Evans stated Jenkins was “a fantastic human being,”

“I’m heartbroken,” Dolphins proprietor Stephen Ross stated. “Jason Jenkins was an icon within the Miami neighborhood, and above all a sort and unimaginable household man.”

Jenkins served on many boards in South Florida, together with the Anti-Defamation League Florida, Breakthrough Miami, Dolphins Problem Most cancers, Professional Sports activities Meeting, City League of Broward County, Ladies of Tomorrow, and YWCA Miami.

He additionally usually spoke to civic teams across the space.

“Our hearts are damaged and grieving the lack of a person who was a pricey good friend and beloved by so many individuals,” Dolphins vice chairman, president and CEO Tom Garfinkel stated. “Jason faithfully served the Dolphins group for 14 years, was a beacon locally, a trailblazer and champion for others, and above all, handled folks with a kindness and dignity that left an enduring mark on everybody he met.”