Players

Tarvaris Jackson
QB #7
Height:
6-2
Weight:
225
Age:
31
College:
Alabama State
Hometown:
Montgomery, Ala.
Experience:
9

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

TDS
0
INT
0
YDS
131
RTG
75.7
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPassingRushingFumbles
GGSCompAttYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
TOTAL 635 1,066 7,226 6.8 39 35 89 540 78.5 163 644 4 6 24 12
2013 SEA 3 0 10 13 151 11.6 1 0 0 0 140.2 4 1 0.3 1 -- --
2012 BUF 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 SEA 15 14 271 450 3,091 6.9 14 13 42 293 79.2 40 108 2.7 1 9 5
2010 MIN 3 1 34 58 341 5.9 3 4 6 43 63.9 7 63 9 0 1 0
2009 MIN 8 0 14 21 201 9.6 1 0 0 0 113.4 17 -10 -0.6 0 -- --
2008 MIN 9 5 88 149 1,056 7.1 9 2 14 97 95.4 26 145 5.6 0 5 3
2007 MIN 12 12 171 294 1,911 6.5 9 12 19 70 70.8 54 260 4.8 3 5 3
2006 MIN 4 2 47 81 475 5.9 2 4 8 37 62.5 15 77 5.1 1 4 1

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Biography

HOW ACQUIRED:
Signed with Seattle June 14, 2013, after being released by the Buffalo Bills June 10, 2013.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Originally drafted by Minnesota in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft (64th overall). Was the fifth quarterback selected. Spent first five seasons with the Vikings, playing in 36 games with 20 starts. Signed by Seattle as a restricted free agent on July 29, 2011. Traded to the Buffalo Bills by Seattle August 27, 2012. Was released by the Bills June 10, 2013, and then re-signed with Seattle June 14.
• Named the starter for the 2011 season for Seattle during training camp and started 14 of 15 games played missing one game and a start with a strained pectoral muscle in his throwing arm suffered at N.Y.Giants (10/9).
• Set career highs during 2011 in attempts (450), completions (271), yards (3,091), TDs (14) and interceptions (13). Tossed first two 300- yard games with a career best (323) versus Cincinnati (10/30/11) and 319 versus Atlanta (10/2/11). Tied a single-game high with 25 completions and set a personal best with a 137.0 passer rating on a Thursday Night Football performance versus Philadelphia (12/1)
• Spent 2009 and 2010 as the backup quarterback in Minnesota. Started one game last season when Brett Favre’s consecutive games played streak game ended at 297, completing 15 of 30 passes for 118 yards and one interception.
• Started five games in 2008, and posted a 2-1 record as the starter in the final three games of the regular season, helping the Vikings reach the postseason. Tied a career high with nine touchdowns with just two interceptions in nine games played. Completed 15 of 35 passes for 164 yards and one touchdown in the NFC Wild Card Game vs. Philadelphia (1/4/09), his first postseason game.
• Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week and Fedex Air Player of the Week for the first time in his career at Arizona (12/14/08) when he threw for a career-high four touchdown passes.
• Started and played in 12 games in 2007, leading the Vikings offense to the No. 13 overall ranking in the NFL. Notched an 8-4 record after taking over as the starting quarterback and threw for a career high 1,911 yards. Battled through injuries that caused him to miss four games.
• Set Vikings record and matched an NFL record by running and converting a pair of 2- point conversions in the 2007 season finale (12/30/07).
• In 2006, started the final two games of the regular season, becoming only the third Vikings rookie quarterback to start a game in franchise history (Fran Tarkenton and Tommy Kramer).
• Threw his first touchdown pass on a screen pass to Melwelde Moore vs. the N.Y. Jets (12/31/06).
• Made NFL debut on Thursday Night Football at Green Bay (12/21/06).

COLLEGE:
Left school ranked seventh in Southwestern Athletic Conference history with 68 touchdown passes, despite playing only three seasons in the league and ranked ninth in SWAC history with 7,839 yards. Ended ASU career ranked second in touchdown passes and passing yards. Competed with Matt Jones for time at QB when both played for Arkansas before transferring to ASU. Earned 2nd-Team All-SWAC honors as a senior. Was tabbed as the SWAC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. ASU’s captain and offensive MVP during senior year. Threw for 2,941 yards, the thirdmost in ASU history. Gained 3,226 yards of offense (2,941 passing/285 rushing), the thirdmost in school history. During junior season, guided the Hornets to SWAC title and a 10-2 mark, becoming only the second quarterback in school history to lead a team to 10 wins. Named MVP of SWAC Championship VI and the Detroit Football Classic as a junior in 2004. In his ASU debut in 2003, led team to an 8-5 record, the SWAC Eastern Division title and a berth in SWAC Championship V. In 2002 saw time in eight games for the Razorbacks in final season. Started first-career collegiate game at Auburn. Threw first career TD pass vs. South Florida. As a freshman in 2001, played in 3 games for the Razorbacks before shoulder injury sidelined him. Granted medical redshirt. Made college football debut against UNLV in 2001 season opener.

PERSONAL:
Played quarterback and defensive back at Sidney Lanier High in Mont - gomery, Ala. Honorable-Mention All-State choice as a junior and senior. Helped team to 9- 2 mark as a senior and served as team captain. Attended same high school as Packers Bart Starr. Majored in psychology at Alabama State. Participated in 2008 and 2009 NFL’s Take a Player to School day when he accompanied a Twin Cities area elementary student on a day at school. Has a son, Tarvaris, and a daughter, TaKyla.

HOW ACQUIRED:
Signed with Seattle June 14, 2013, after being released by the Buffalo Bills June 10, 2013.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Originally drafted by Minnesota in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft (64th overall). Was the fifth quarterback selected. Spent first five seasons with the Vikings, playing in 36 games with 20 starts. Signed by Seattle as a restricted free agent on July 29, 2011. Traded to the Buffalo Bills by Seattle August 27, 2012. Was released by the Bills June 10, 2013, and then re-signed with Seattle June 14.
• Named the starter for the 2011 season for Seattle during training camp and started 14 of 15 games played missing one game and a start with a strained pectoral muscle in his throwing arm suffered at N.Y.Giants (10/9).
• Set career highs during 2011 in attempts (450), completions (271), yards (3,091), TDs (14) and interceptions (13). Tossed first two 300- yard games with a career best (323) versus Cincinnati (10/30/11) and 319 versus Atlanta (10/2/11). Tied a single-game high with 25 completions and set a personal best with a 137.0 passer rating on a Thursday Night Football performance versus Philadelphia (12/1)
• Spent 2009 and 2010 as the backup quarterback in Minnesota. Started one game last season when Brett Favre’s consecutive games played streak game ended at 297, completing 15 of 30 passes for 118 yards and one interception.
• Started five games in 2008, and posted a 2-1 record as the starter in the final three games of the regular season, helping the Vikings reach the postseason. Tied a career high with nine touchdowns with just two interceptions in nine games played. Completed 15 of 35 passes for 164 yards and one touchdown in the NFC Wild Card Game vs. Philadelphia (1/4/09), his first postseason game.
• Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week and Fedex Air Player of the Week for the first time in his career at Arizona (12/14/08) when he threw for a career-high four touchdown passes.
• Started and played in 12 games in 2007, leading the Vikings offense to the No. 13 overall ranking in the NFL. Notched an 8-4 record after taking over as the starting quarterback and threw for a career high 1,911 yards. Battled through injuries that caused him to miss four games.
• Set Vikings record and matched an NFL record by running and converting a pair of 2- point conversions in the 2007 season finale (12/30/07).
• In 2006, started the final two games of the regular season, becoming only the third Vikings rookie quarterback to start a game in franchise history (Fran Tarkenton and Tommy Kramer).
• Threw his first touchdown pass on a screen pass to Melwelde Moore vs. the N.Y. Jets (12/31/06).
• Made NFL debut on Thursday Night Football at Green Bay (12/21/06).

COLLEGE:
Left school ranked seventh in Southwestern Athletic Conference history with 68 touchdown passes, despite playing only three seasons in the league and ranked ninth in SWAC history with 7,839 yards. Ended ASU career ranked second in touchdown passes and passing yards. Competed with Matt Jones for time at QB when both played for Arkansas before transferring to ASU. Earned 2nd-Team All-SWAC honors as a senior. Was tabbed as the SWAC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. ASU’s captain and offensive MVP during senior year. Threw for 2,941 yards, the thirdmost in ASU history. Gained 3,226 yards of offense (2,941 passing/285 rushing), the thirdmost in school history. During junior season, guided the Hornets to SWAC title and a 10-2 mark, becoming only the second quarterback in school history to lead a team to 10 wins. Named MVP of SWAC Championship VI and the Detroit Football Classic as a junior in 2004. In his ASU debut in 2003, led team to an 8-5 record, the SWAC Eastern Division title and a berth in SWAC Championship V. In 2002 saw time in eight games for the Razorbacks in final season. Started first-career collegiate game at Auburn. Threw first career TD pass vs. South Florida. As a freshman in 2001, played in 3 games for the Razorbacks before shoulder injury sidelined him. Granted medical redshirt. Made college football debut against UNLV in 2001 season opener.

PERSONAL:
Played quarterback and defensive back at Sidney Lanier High in Mont - gomery, Ala. Honorable-Mention All-State choice as a junior and senior. Helped team to 9- 2 mark as a senior and served as team captain. Attended same high school as Packers Bart Starr. Majored in psychology at Alabama State. Participated in 2008 and 2009 NFL’s Take a Player to School day when he accompanied a Twin Cities area elementary student on a day at school. Has a son, Tarvaris, and a daughter, TaKyla.