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GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 03: Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson #7 of the Seattle Seahawks looks to make a pass against the Arizona Cardinals in the second half at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Seahawks defeated the Cardinals 36-6. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Former Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson died in a car crash in Alabama Sunday evening, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rappaport.

He was 36.

Jackson was drafted in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft and played four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings from 2006 to 2010 before signing with the Seahawks. He started 14 games for the ‘Hawks in 2011.

He also played for the Buffalo Bills for one season but didn’t play in a regular season game. He returned to the Seahawks from 2013-2015 as a backup for Russell Wilson, according to

He joined Alabama State University football’s coaching staff in 2018 and moved to Tennessee State University in 2019 to serve as quarterback coach.

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