Former NFL Quarterback, Ryan Mallett Died At Age 35

“Coach Mallett was a beloved coach and educator,” the Whitehall, Arkansas school district said Tuesday on their official Facebook page.

Ryan Mallett, former NFL and University of Arkansas quarterback has died in Destin, Florida. He was 35 years old.

On Tuesday, the White Hall School District in Arkansas, where Mallett worked as the head football coach, confirmed his death on their official Facebook page.

“It is with great sadness that we share the loss of Coach Ryan Mallett. Coach Mallett was a beloved coach and educator,” the post read. “We ask that you remember his family, team, students, fellow coaches, and the White Hall School District staff in your prayers.”

Mallett, who was drafted out of the University of Arkansas by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft, played for the Baltimore Ravens from 2015 through 2017.

“The New England Patriots are deeply saddened to learn of the sudden and unexpected passing of former quarterback Ryan Mallett,” the NFL team tweeted Tuesday with a picture of Mallet. “Our thoughts are with the Mallett family, his former teammates and all who are mourning his loss.”

Mallett played sparingly as a backup to Tom Brady before the Patriots traded him to the Houston Texans in 2014.

Mallett’s former Texans teammate J.J. Watt took to Twitter on Tuesday, where we wrote, “Rest in Peace brother.”

“Horrible news to read about Ryan Mallett,” Watt, 34, tweeted. “Gone way too soon.”

He appeared in eight games over three seasons for the Ravens, throwing for 648 yards and four touchdowns to three interceptions, Sports Illustrated reports.

The star prospect out of Texas High in Texarkana was the offensive MVP of the Liberty Bowl in 2010 and was named All-SEC second team in 2009 and 2010.

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