On Saturday night, a longtime Miami Dolphins executive died tragically.

Jenkins was 48 years old when he passed suddenly, the Dolphins announced.

Dolphins SVP of Community Relations Jason Jenkins passed away

on Saturday evening. Jenkins was a trailblazer, a champion, a kind person.

Jenkins had been a member of the team since 2009:

During the preseason game against Philadelphia, Miami announced the death.

Vice Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Garfinkel expressed sorrow over his loss.

Trailblazer, champion, and most importantly, kind and dignified. RIP, Elizabeth and kids."

During this difficult time, our thoughts are with Jason's friends and family.