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Tarvaris Jackson of NFL Tragically Dies in Car Crash at 36 Leaving behind 3 Kids

Tichafa Chidzonga
Apr 14, 2020
12:08 P.M.

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.

Tarvaris Jackson wore his jersey for the Seattle Seahawks as he posed for the NFL headshot, in 2011 in Renton, Washington | Source: NFL via Getty Images

Tarvaris Jackson wore his jersey for the Seattle Seahawks as he posed for the NFL headshot, in 2011 in Renton, Washington | Source: NFL via Getty Images

During his time with the NFL, he played for the league's top teams; the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks.

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."


At the height of his career, he was signed by the Seahawks in 2011 until 2015. His former teammate, Russell Wilson, tweeted, "TJack... you will be missed. Praying for your family...Love you, man."

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.


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."

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.

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