NFL coach and former quarterback Tarvaris Jackson dies in car accident in Alabama


Former NFL quarterback Tarvaris Jackson was killed Sunday evening in a car accident in Alabama.

He would have turned 37 subsequent week.

A spokesperson at Tennessee State, the place he was the quarterbacks coach, confirmed his dying to ESPN.

Jackson was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, which left the roadway, struck a tree and overturned. He was pronounced lifeless at an area hospital, ESPN reported.

A Montgomery, Ala., native, Jackson performed at Alabama State and was chosen by the Minnesota Vikings in the second spherical of the 2006 NFL Draft.

He began 20 video games over 5 seasons with the Vikings, posting a 10-10 file. In 2011, he signed a two-year cope with the Seattle Seahawks and began 14 video games that season, throwing for 3,091 yards with 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

The Seahawks traded him to Buffalo in 2012. When the Bills launched him in 2013, he re-signed with the Seahawks and backed up Russell Wilson for 3 seasons. He received a Super Bowl with Seattle in 2014.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll remembered Jackson on Monday over social media.

“Tarvaris Jackson was a beloved teammate, competitor, and Seahawk. He will be deeply missed. So heartbroken by the news of his passing and sending our condolences to his family and friends. We love you forever @7tjackson.”

In all, Jackson performed in 59 NFL video games (34 begins), finishing 59.6 p.c of his passes for 7,263 yards with 39 touchdowns and 35 interceptions.

He is survived by his spouse, Lakitta, and youngsters Tarvaris, Takayla and Tyson.

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