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Super Bowl-winning QB Tarvaris Jackson dies in car crash

Tarvaris Jackson, a second-round pick by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2006 draft, died in a car accident on Sunday it has been confirmed.

Former NFL quarterback Tarvaris Jackson dies in car crash

Former NFL quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, who won the Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks in 2013, was killed in a car accident at the age of 36 on Sunday in Alabama it has been confirmed. 

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the news after being told by a spokesperson for Tennessee State, where Jackson served at the team's quarterbacks coach. 

Jackson played at Arkansas and Alabama State during his college career before being selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. 

He played five seasons with the Vikings before signing with the Seattle Seahawks in 2011 and having the best season of his career with 3,091 passing yards and 14 touchdown throws. 

Jackon a Super Bowl winner with Seattle

Jackson was traded to the Buffalo Bills the following year after the Seahawks drafted Russell Wilson, but he never appeared in a game for them before returning to Seattle in 2013 as Wilson's backup until his NFL career ended after the 2015 season. 

Jackson appeared in 59 NFL games, including 34 starts, and passed for 7,263 yards with 39 touchdowns and 35 interceptions. He was a member of the Seahawks' Super Bowl champion team in 2013. 

After his time in the NFL, Jackson joined Alabama State as a quality control coach and quarterbacks coach in 2018 before being hired by Tennessee State.

Wilson tweeted about his former teammate: "TJack... you will be missed. Praying for your family... Love you man."