7:14 AM PT — According to law enforcement, Jackson’s vehicle hit a tree just before 9 PM on Sunday — causing the car to overturn. It was a single-car accident.
Jackson was rushed to a local hospital where he was ultimately pronounced dead.
Tarvaris Jackson — who famously backed up Russell Wilson in Super Bowl XLVIII — has died in a car crash.
He was only 36.
We’re told Jackson was involved in a wreck late Sunday night in Alabama, where he grew up.
Russell Wilson tweeted about his former teammate early Monday morning — saying, “TJack… you will be missed. Praying for your family…Love you man.”
Recently, he had been working as a quarterback coach for the Tennessee State football team.
Jackson was a stud football player in high school — and later played at Arkansas before transferring to Alabama State, where he balled out for 3 seasons.
The Minnesota Vikings selected Jackson in the 2nd round of the 2006 NFL Draft, with head coach Brad Childress calling the QB a “diamond in the rough.”
Jackson spent 4 years in Minnesota before signing with the Seahawks, Bills … and then a 2nd stint with the Seahawks, where he served as Wilson’s backup until 2015.
Originally Published — 6:38 AM PT