Ryan Mallett has had a remarkable career from what you hear. After playing at the University of Arkansas, he was drafted to the New England Patriots in 2011, where he sometimes played the role of quarterback to the legendary Tom Brady, according to PEOPLE. He also played for the Baltimore Ravens from 2015 to 2017.

Unfortunately, on June 27, 2023, information revealed that the talented athlete had died in Destin, Florida, as a result of a drowning accident, according to Sports Illustrated. According to the outlet, Deltaplex News first reported that the 35-year-old former quarterback was transported from a beach to a Florida hospital, where he was pronounced dead on Tuesday. The NFL released a statement on Tuesday. “The NFL family is deeply saddened by the passed away of Ryan Mallett. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones,” they wrote via Twitter.

As details of his alleged drowning surface, here’s what you need to know about Ryan Mallett’s remarkable life.

He was a head coach.

The news of Ryan’s passed away was confirmed by Facebook on June 27 by his employers from the White Hall School District, in Arkansas. “It is with great sadness that we share the loss of Coach Ryan Mallett,” they wrote. “Coach Mallett was a beloved coach and educator. We ask that you remember his family, his team, his students, his fellow coaches and the staff of the White Hall School District in your prayers.”

He was named the school’s head coach in August 2022, after serving as an assistant coach at Mountain Home High School in Mountain Home, Arkansas, starting in 2020.

Ryan was loved.

Former teammate J. J. Watt was among the first to post a homage on Twitter. “Terrible news about Ryan Mallett. Gone way too soon. Rest in peace, brother,” he wrote. The Arkansas Razorbacks also made a heartfelt statement within hours of the news being announced. “We are surpriseed and saddened by the passed away of Ryan Mallett,” they wrote via Twitter. “He was a Razorback legend with a larger-than-life talent and a proper personality. He guided our program to some of our best moments in recent memory. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his mother Debbie and his extended family.”

He was seize once, on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Despite his success, Ryan had his troubling moments. According to The Associated Press, the former Ravens QB was seize on September 11, 2019 in northwest Arkansas on suspicion of DWI following an alleged collision with two vehicles.

Ryan’s passed away seemed accidental.

According to MSN, Ryan’s passed away by suspected drowning appeared to be both accidental and meteorological. “A group of people in the water near the second sandbar would have had difficulty returning to the coast,” the Okaloosa Sheriff’s office explained in a statement. “One of the people, an mature male, came down and the rescuers said that he was not breathing as he retreated.”

The outlet also noted that a coastal harmful warning with the potential for harmfulous rip currents occurred on the same day on the coast of Panama City Beach.

His passed away caught the attention of the NFL giants.

Legendary Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who coached Ryan when he joined the Patriots in 2012, released a devastated statement Tuesday via the team’s Twitter account. “I am extremely sad about Ryan’s tragic passed away,” he wrote. “My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the many people whose lives he touched.”

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