Former college football player who became police officer found dead at 24
Sad news out of San Jose this week: DeJon Packer, a former college football player who became a police officer last year, was found dead. Packer was off-duty when he was found dead in his home Sunday, per ABC7.
Packer played 2 seasons at San Joe City College before transferring to San Jose State ahead of the 2017 season. In 2019, he was San Jose State’s leading rusher with 567 yards and 11 touchdowns.
We are deeply saddened by the news of DeJon Packer. The San José State Football family has suffered a great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with DeJon’s family & friends.
Forever a Spartan. pic.twitter.com/Vyh8frZVAU
— San José State Football (@SanJoseStateFB) March 14, 2022
Packer graduated from the police academy a year ago. San Jose Police shared this week that the circumstances of his passing are unknown.
2/ The circumstances of his death are unknown at this time and are being investigated by the county medical examiner and Milpitas PD. Please keep DeJon and his family in your prayers.
— San José Police Media Relations (@SJPD_PIO) March 14, 2022
Packer was 24.