Dolphins executive Jason Jenkins, 47, dies unexpectedly, team says. Jason Jenkins joined the Miami Dolphins in 2009.
Jason Jenkins, the Miami Dolphins’ senior vice president of communications and community affairs, died suddenly on Saturday, the team announced. He was 47.
The Dolphins announced his death during the team’s preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He joined the organization in 2009 after spending about seven years with the San Francisco 49ers, and previously worked at Southern, Lehigh and his alma mater Texas Tech. Jenkins was also instrumental in the hosting of a Formula One grand prix at Hard Rock Stadium earlier this year.
“Our hearts are broken and grieving the loss of a man who was a dear friend and beloved by so many people,” said Tom Garfinkel, the Dolphins’ vice chairman, president and CEO. “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. Our deepest condolences and our unwavering support go out to his wife, Elizabeth, and his three children.”
Miami team owner Stephen Ross said he was “heartbroken.”
“Jason Jenkins was an icon in the Miami community, and above all a kind and incredible family man,” Ross said.
Jason Jenkins, the Dolphins’ senior vice president of communications and community affairs, died Saturday, the team announced at halftime of its preseason game against the Eagles. He was 47.
The cause of death is not known. The Palm Beach Post reported Jenkins died after “a medical emergency.”
Trailblazer. Champion. Kind.
We are heartbroken to share that Dolphins SVP of Communications and Community Affairs Jason Jenkins has passed away. pic.twitter.com/YzKGnC8S0U
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) August 28, 2022
Jenkins had been a senior VP since 2015 and worked for the Dolphins since 2009.