By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Tarvaris Jackson — who previously played in the NFL — has passed away. He died in a car accident on Easter Sunday.
He was 36 at the time of his death. Jackson passed away just nine days away from his 37th birthday.
Jackson was involved in a car accident around 9 pm local time in Alabama. His Camaro overturned near a tree and the car was severely mangled, according to TMZ, who broke the news.
Following the accident, he was transported to a nearby hospital. He was pronounced dead at some point after he was transported there.
“TJack… you will be missed,” Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said. “Praying for your family…Love you man. 💔”
Jackson won a Super Bowl in his brief NFL career. He played nine seasons in the league with the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks.
He spent his first five seasons with the Vikings after being their second-round draft pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arkansas and Alabama State.
Jackson played for Minnesota from 2006 through 2010. He then played for the Seahawks from 2011-2015.
In his NFL career, he appeared in 59 games, including 34 starts. He went 17-17 as an NFL starter.
His best season as an NFL starter came during the 2007 season when he went 8-4 with the Vikings. His last season as an NFL starter came in 2011 with the Seahawks when he went 7-7.
His final three seasons, he did not receive a start in eight combined games. From 2013-2015, he served as Wilson’s backup with the Seahawks.
In his career, he went 640 of 1,073 for 7,263 yards. He also threw 39 touchdown passes and had 35 interceptions.
Jackson also had 171 carries for 636 yards and six additional touchdowns.
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