Former Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson died in a car crash on Sunday night. He was 36 years old.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport shared this tragic story on Twitter earlier this morning.
Former #Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson died last night in a car accident in Alabama, a spokesperson for his employer Tennessee State tells me. Jackson, 36, was TSU’s QB coach. Along with Seattle, he also played for the #Vikings and #Bills.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 13, 2020
Jackson was the QB Coach at Tennessee State University and a TSU spokesperson shared the news with Rapoport.
Jackson was a former second-round pick by the Vikings in 2006. The Alabama State alumni spent five seasons in Minnesota where he started 20 games before continuing his career in Seattle where he started another 14 games. Jackson finished his career as a full-time back with a stop in a Buffalo and a return trip to Seattle where he earned a Super Bowl ring.
Jackson returned his alma mater as a quality control coach in 2018 before joining TSU in 2019.
He is survived by TaKyla and Tarvaris II.
Rest In Power Tarvaris.