Former Arkansas and NFL quarterback Ryan Mallett tragically passed away at the age of 35 in an apparent drowning incident at a Florida beach.
Mallett had a successful college career, playing for both the University of Michigan and Arkansas, where he excelled as a passer, throwing for over 7,000 yards and 62 touchdowns in just two seasons.
In 2010, Mallett had a standout year, earning second-team All-SEC honors and finishing seventh in the Heisman Trophy voting. His leadership and talent led Arkansas to memorable moments and victories.
Mallett was selected by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 2011 NFL draft, where he served as a backup quarterback to Tom Brady. His skills and winning track record made him an appealing choice for the team.
Known for his larger-than-life personality and impressive abilities on the field, Mallett left a lasting impact on the Arkansas football program and those who knew him. He will be dearly missed by fans, teammates, and coaches alike.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mallett's family, friends, and the entire football community affected by this tragic loss. May his memory be cherished, and may his loved ones find strength and comfort during this difficult time.