NFL quarterback and Montgomery native Tarvaris Jackson dies in auto wreck


Tarvaris Jackson, the famous Alabama State University quarterback and ex-NHL player, passed away after a vehicular accident this Sunday Night. His vehicle was wrecked near Pike Road. He was traveling down this road when his car turned away from the road, hit a tree and turned over. When Jackson was taken to the hospital, he was declared dead.

After graduating from the Sidney Lanier High School, back in 2001, Jackson went on to play football at the University of Arkansas. He suffered a season-ending injury after playing three amazing games. While he was in ASU, he also led a team to win a Southwestern Athletic Conference Eastern Division title. He also led the Hornet to a win.

Jackson was selected by Minnesota Vikings for the 2006 NFL draft which made him the first ASU quarterback to be drafted in about 10 years. He started off as a backup and then rose to the starter status. Eventually, he became the second option to Brett Favre in the finals.

“It was like a dream, just unbelievable.” Jackson had once said.

Jackson has also played for the Buffalo Bills and also had a contract with Seahawks. During the Super Bowl XLVIII, Jackson was a substitute to Wilson. It was the first time the Seahawks won the Super Bowl defeating the Broncos by 43–8. 


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