Tarvaris Jackson joins the Tennessee State football staff as the quarterbacks coach for the 2019 season after a stint as the Quality Control and Quarterbacks coach at his alma mater, Alabama State.
After a 10-year career in the National Football League and Super Bowl ring with the Seattle Seahawks in 2014. Selected in the second round of the 2006 draft by the Minnesota Vikings, Jackson spent the next 10 years accumulating 45 career touchdowns for the Vikings, Seahawks and Buffalo Bills.
The Montgomery, Alabama, native began his collegiate career at the University of Arkansas before transferring to Alabama State in 2003. As a Hornet, Jackson completed 516 passes in 955 attempts for 7,397 yards, throwing for 64 touchdowns, rushing for 11 touchdowns. He served as the team captain his senior season and was selected as an All-SWAC performer in 2005, leading ASU to the SWAC Championship.
He received his Bachelor’s degree from Troy University in Psychology in 2014.
Jackson is married to Lakitta Jackson and has three children – Tarvaris, Takayla and Tyson.
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