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Former Seahawk Tarvaris Jackson dies in car crash

Former Seahawk Tarvaris Jackson, who spent four seasons in Seattle, died Sunday when the car he was driving went off the road and hit a tree.
Credit: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson throws a pass during a NFL football practice, Thursday, June 14, 2012, in Renton, Wash.

Former NFL quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has died in a one-car crash near his hometown of Montgomery, Alabama. 

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says the 36-year-old Jackson was killed Sunday night when the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro he was driving went off the road, struck a tree and overturned. Jackson was pronounced dead at a hospital. 

The crash remains under investigation.

NFL Insider Ian Rapoport was first to report Jackson's death.

Jackson spent four seasons with the Seahawks in 2011 and from 2013-2015. He was part of Seattle’s Super Bowl championship team in 2014 as quarterback Russell Wilson’s backup. He also played five seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and one season with the Buffalo Bills.

Jackson joined Tennessee State’s coaching staff last year after working as the quarterbacks coach at his alma mater, Alabama State.

Wilson tweeted his condolences for Jackson Monday morning.

Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll tweeted that he was "heartbroken" by Jackson's death and that Jackson would be "deeply missed."

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