DESTIN, Florida — Former Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett, who additionally performed for New England, Houston and Baltimore throughout 5 seasons within the NFL, has died. He was 35.
Mallett died in an obvious drowning, in accordance with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Workplace. Mallett was a soccer coach at White Corridor Excessive Faculty in his native Arkansas, and the varsity district additionally confirmed his loss of life in a put up on its web site on Tuesday.
Arkansas athletic director Hunter Yurachek stated the college “misplaced an extremely particular particular person.”
“Our ideas and prayers are with the household, buddies and teammates of Ryan Mallett,” Yurachek posted on Twitter.
Mallett performed for the College of Michigan for one season earlier than ending his school profession at Arkansas. He handed for 7,493 yards and 62 touchdowns in two seasons with the Razorbacks.
Mallett was chosen by New England within the third spherical of the 2011 NFL draft. He appeared in 4 video games with the Patriots through the 2012 season, finishing 1 of 4 passes for 17 yards.
New England coach Invoice Belichick stated he was “extraordinarily saddened by Ryan’s tragic passing.”
“My ideas and prayers are together with his household and the many individuals whose lives he touched,” Belichick stated in a press release posted by the group on Twitter.
Mallett made six begins in 9 video games with the Texans and two begins in eight appearances with the Ravens. He accomplished 190 of his 345 makes an attempt within the NFL for 1,835 yards and 9 touchdowns with 10 interceptions.
“Ryan was part of us,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh stated in a Twitter put up by the group. “I’ll at all times keep in mind the love he had for his teammates and for profiting from, and having fun with each soccer day whereas right here.”
In his first begin on Nov. 16, 2014, Mallett directed Houston to a 23-7 victory at Cleveland. His first profession TD cross was a 2-yarder to defensive finish J.J. Watt.
“Horrible information to examine Ryan Mallett,” Watt posted on Twitter. “Gone means too quickly. Relaxation in Peace brother.”