Ryan Mallett was drafted by the Patriots in 2011
The NFL world is heartbroken and shocked by a recent news. The Former Arkansas and NFL legendary quarterback Ryan Mallett has passed away in a shocking and heartbreaking accident.
Deltaplex News reported Tuesday that Ryan, who served as the head coach of the White Hall football program, died of drowning in Florida.
According to reports, “Mallett was transported to a Florida hospital from a beach. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital.”
BREAKING NEWS: White Hall head football coach Ryan Mallett has drowned in Florida https://t.co/QIuVs5yrSh— Luke Matheson (@LukeMatheson) June 27, 2023
Ryan Mallett, 35, completed his four years of college in Michigan and Arkansas. He played one at Michigan and three at Arkansas. Mallet
Ryan is the record holder of Razorbacks’ all-time single-seasons passing yards and passing touchdowns. He also holds the single-season records for total offense and total touchdowns.
He was a two-time All-SEC Second-Team selection. After graduating from college, he spent a beautiful seven years as a quarterback in the NFL and then turned to coaching.
The former Arkansas quarterback was drafted by the Patriots in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played three seasons with New England Patriots before joining Houston Texas. He played two seasons with Texas and three seasons with Baltimore Ravens.
He last played with Ravens in 2017 and became the head football coach at White Hall High School in Arkansas.
During his six seasons in the league, Mallett completed 55.1 percent of his passes for 1,835 yards, 9 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.
NFL world, fans, and beloved are deeply saddened by the news.
“The NFL family is deeply saddened by the passing of Ryan Mallett. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones,” the NFL said in a statement.
The NFL family is deeply saddened by the passing of Ryan Mallett. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/FvdhQmrTh6— NFL (@NFL) June 27, 2023
“The New England Patriots are deeply saddened to learn of the sudden and unexpected passing of former quarterback Ryan Mallett,” Mallet’s first NFL team wrote “Our thoughts are with the Mallett family, his former teammates and all who are mourning his loss.”
“I am extremely saddened by Ryan’s tragic passing.” “My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the many people whose lives he touched,” Bill Belichick, who coached Mallett for several years, said.
Bill Belichick on the passing of Ryan Mallett. pic.twitter.com/3Yz2U6F8Yd— New England Patriots (@Patriots) June 27, 2023
The sports world reacted to the sad news.
“Life is a precious, fragile thing. Death is inevitable, but every now and then one comes along and just really shocks you. This is one of them. Rest in peace, Ryan Mallett,” one fan wrote.
TRAGEDY: Former New England #Patriots quarterback Ryan Mallett has drowned and passed away at the age of 35 in Florida, per @LukeMatheson.— MLFootball (@_MLFootball) June 27, 2023
Mallett was currently serving as White Hall’s head football coach.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones🙏 pic.twitter.com/icVraEtFRk
“Such sad news about Ryan Mallett. RIP,” another wrote.
Our thoughts are with Mallett’s family and we pray for them during this situation.