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Rest easy, number 7.

Former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson died in a car crash on Sunday night, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. He was just days away from his 37th birthday. 

Jackson was selected in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, where he played for four seasons. He signed with the Seahawks in 2011 and started 15 games after the departure of Matt Hasselbeck. 

After playing for the Buffalo Bills for one season, the veteran returned to Seattle as backup to Russell Wilson from 2013-15. Jackson played in the Seahawks first Super Bowl victory when he came in as relief for Wilson in the fourth quarter. 

After he decided to hang up his football cleats in the NFL, Jackson transitioned into coaching, joining Alabama State as quality control coach and QB coach. He moved to TSU as quarterbacks coach last season. 

Many of his former teammates, including Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and former coach Pete Carroll, took to social media to share their condolences. 

Thank you, Tarvaris. Rest in peace.