Tarvaris Jackson of NFL Tragically Dies in Car Crash at 36 Leaving behind 3 Kids
Former NFL player, Tarvaris Jackson was tragically killed when his car crashed on Sunday night in his hometown of Montgomery, Alabama.
According to CNN, Former NFL player, Tarvaris Jackson was killed in a car accident after his 2012 Chevrolet Camaro drove off the road and struck a tree before overturning.
The car crash occurred in his hometown of Montgomery, Alabama. He was pronounced dead shortly after he had been transported to a hospital.
He was drafted in 2006 to the Vikings, where he played four seasons. His former team released a statement saying Jackson was "taken from us too soon."
In a follow-up post, Wilson shared a rare picture of his teammates holding up their championship rings and praised Jackson for his team spirit, and said the rings would forever remain a sign of his legacy.
TJack...— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) April 14, 2020
Thanks for always helping me since Day 1 in the QB Room.
You were a great teammate to so many.
These Super Bowl Rings are forever but Your IMPACT will Forever Outshine. pic.twitter.com/25DNqx9Lr3
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll also tweeted a touching message about his time working alongside Jackson. He admitted that he was heartbroken by the news and said:
"Tarvaris Jackson was a beloved teammate, competitor, and Seahawk. He will be deeply missed. So heartbroken by the news of his passing."
The Seahawks are stunned and heartbroken to learn of the tragic passing of legend Tarvaris Jackson.— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) April 13, 2020
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. pic.twitter.com/4YApkKaVnh
After Jackson retired from professional football in 2015, it is reported, he focused his career on coaching. In 2018, he joined Alabama State as the team's quality control coach and quarterback coach.
During the most recent football season, he had started his new job with the Tennessee State Tigers as their quarterback coach.
Jackson was all about family. According to Daily Mail, his former teammate BJ McDaniels revealed that Jackson was his mentor, and he would often invite him to his home for the holidays when McDaniels couldn't be with his own family.
Jackson was 36-years-old at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Lakitta Jackson, and their three children.