Former NFL quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, 36, dies in car accident
MONTGOMERY: ex NFL attack player Tarvaris jackson He died in a car accident outside Montgomery, authorities said Monday. He was 36 years old.
The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Jackson was driving went off the road, hit a tree and overturned at 8:50 pm Sunday. Soldier benjamin Michael Carswell, a spokesman for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, said in a press release. Jackson was pronounced dead in a hospital.
The accident happened on Pike Road, about seven miles south of Montgomery, his hometown. No other details were disclosed about the accident, which remained under investigation.
Jackson was hired as quarterbacks coach for Tennessee State last season after a 10-year NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks , Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll posted a message on Twitter calling Jackson a beloved teammate, competitor, and Seahawk.
Seattle attack player Russell Wilson also posted about Jackson's death: "TJack... you will be missed. Praying for your family...Love you man."
Jackson was a Vikings second-round pick in 2006, starting 12 games in 2007 and going 8-4. He was part of the 2014 Seahawks Super Bowl championship team.
Jackson started 14 games for Seattle in 2011, leading the team to seven wins. The former Alabama State quarterback, who started his college career at Arkansas, went 17-17 as an NFL starter.
He passed for 7,263 yards with 39 touchdowns and 35 interceptions.
Jackson is survived by his wife Lakitta and three children.