On Tuesday, former National Football League quarterback Ryan Mallett tragically died in Florida following an accidental drowning. Mallett, who had reached the age of 35, had served as head football coach at White Hall High School in Arkansas since 2022. In the past, he had served as quarterback in Michigan and Arkansas .
After college, he went on to play in the NFL for a total of five seasons, splitting time between the Patriots, Texans, and Ravens. Fans, former teammates and coaches and others expressed their sadness at the loss of Mallett after hearing the news of his passing, which sent shock waves through the college football and NFL communities.
JJ Watt, a former Mallett teammate who was also the recipient of Mallett’s first professional touchdown, as well as Bill Belichick, who coached Mallett as a rookie in 2012, were both among those who spoke out and voiced their sympathy for the news of Mallett’s passing.