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NFL Player Tarvaris Jackson Dead at 36

NFL Player Tarvaris Jackson Dead at 36

Former NFL quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has died at the age of 36.

TMZ reports Jackson was involved in a single-car crash in Alabama on Sunday night. Law enforcement told the site that his red Camaro collided with a tree, causing the car to overturn.

The site also obtained photos of the crash scene, showing a severely mangled car.

Jackson was rushed to a hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries.

Jackson was survived by wife, Lakitta, and three children, Tarvaris, Takayla and Tyson.

After news broke on his passing, former teammate Russell Wilson tweeted, “TJack... you will be missed. Praying for your family...Love you man."

Jackson played his last NFL game in 2016 with the Seattle Seahawks, who tweeted, “The Seahawks are stunned and heartbroken to learn of the tragic passing of legend Tarvaris Jackson. T-Jack earned the respect of the organization and teammates with his competitiveness, toughness and professionalism. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.”

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Jackson was drafted in 2006 by the Minnesota Vikings, his team for four years. He went on to play for the Seahawks and Buffalo Bills.

After stepping away from the NFL, Jackson joined Alabama State as a quality control and quarterback coach. Last year, he started working as a quarterback coach for Tennessee State.