Former NFL quarterback, Tarvaris Jackson has died in a car accident as he was driving a few miles south of Montgomery, Alabama on Sunday night.
Tarvaris Jackson was said to have lost control of his 2012 Chevrolet Camaro which then left the road, hit a tree and flipped, according to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, trooper.
Tarvaris Jackson who famously backed up Russell Wilson in Super Bowl XLVIII who was later transported to a local hospital, was pronounced dead a few hours later. It was a single-car accident.
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.
“My heart is so heavy with hurt hearing of the passing of Coach Jackson,” said TSU’s athletic director, Teresa Phillips. “We were blessed with him for a short time but he did make an impact with our young men in this one season at TSU.”
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to his young family and all who knew and loved him.”
Added TSU head coach Rod Reed, “We are devastated. He was an awesome young man and he will be missed by our players, our staff and the TSU family.”
Tarvaris 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.