Former American football star Tarvaris Jackson dies in car accident

Former American football star Tarvaris Jackson dies in car accident

- Tarvaris Jackson has been killed in a car accident

- The former NFL superstar was involved in an accident on Sunday evening

- Jackson played for the Vikings, Seahawks and Bills QB

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Former National Football League Tarvaris Jackson was killed in a ghastly vehicle accident in Alabama on Sunday.

The 36-year-old, who quarterbacked for Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks during his playing days, was rushed to the hospital after the accident but sadly he succumbed to his injuries.

According to TMZ Sport and CNN, the ex-American professional football player's car veered off the road, collided with a tree and turned upside-down.

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The rescue intervention was able to remove him from the crashed car but was unable to save his life in the end. He was said to have been about seven miles south of Montgomery, his hometown.

After hearing the sad news, the Minnesota Vikings said on Twitter:

"Our entire Vikings family is saddened by the news of Tarvaris Jackson being taken from us too soon.
"One of Tarvaris' greatest attributes was his positive outlook and approach. He genuinely cared about others, was a good friend and will be missed by family, teammates, and Vikings fans everywhere."

Jackson had a blistering NFL career with silverware to show for it - which includes the Super Bowl champion (XLVIII), the Second-team All-SWAC (2005) and the 2004 MVP of the SWAC Championship Game.

His death has thrown some of his friends and former colleagues into mourning as they took to social media to express their disappointments.

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Russell Wilson, ex-Jackson's teammate said.

"TJack, you will be missed. Praying for your family. Love you man."

Peter Caroll, head coach of the Seahawks, added:

"Tarvaris Jackson was a beloved teammate, competitor, and Seahawk."

Sage Rosenfels, another Jackson's former teammate said:

"During 2 training camps I competed with Tarvaris Jackson for the starting spot with the Vikings before Favre arrived both seasons."

Jackson was named the Tennessee State University Tigers' quarterbacks coach in 2019 after coaching at Alabama State, his alma mater, for a year.

He is survived by his wife Lakitta and three children, Tarvaris, Takayla and Tyson.

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