Ex-NFL QB Tarvaris Jackson Dead at 36 Following Car Crash

Former NFL QB Tarvaris Jackson has died in a car crash in Alabama near where he grew up.

According to law enforcement, his vehicle hit a tree just before 9 PM on Sunday — causing the car to overturn. It was a single-car accident.

via TMZ:

Russell Wilson tweeted about his former teammate early Monday morning — saying, “TJack… you will be missed. Praying for your family…Love you man.”

Recently, he had been working as a quarterback coach for the Tennessee State football team.

Jackson was a stud football player in high school — and later played at Arkansas before transferring to Alabama State, where he balled out for 3 seasons.

The Minnesota Vikings selected Jackson in the 2nd round of the 2006 NFL Draft, with head coach Brad Childress calling the QB a “diamond in the rough.”

Jackson spent 4 years in Minnesota before signing with the Seahawks, Bills … and then a 2nd stint with the Seahawks, where he served as Wilson’s backup until 2015.

RIP.

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