Ryan Mallett

June 5, 1988

35 Year(s)

June 27, 2023



Ryan Mallett, a cherished athlete and mentor. His passion for football touched many lives, both on and off the field. Taken too soon, but his legacy lives on in the hearts of those he inspired.


Ryan Mallett was an American football quarterback known for his career in the National Football League (NFL). Born on June 5, 1988, in Batesville, Arkansas, Mallett had a noteworthy career in football that began in his high school days at Texas High School, where he achieved several accolades for his performance. He later played college football at both the University of Michigan and the University of Arkansas, where he continued to showcase his talents and garner attention for his skill and ability on the field.

Mallett was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. During his professional career, he played for the Patriots, the Houston Texans, and the Baltimore Ravens. After his time in the NFL, he coached football at White Hall High School in Arkansas, where he was cherished as a beloved educator and coach.

Sadly, Ryan Mallett passed away in a tragic swimming accident on June 27, 2023, while swimming in Florida. Reports indicate that he drowned near a sandbar, struggling to make it back to shore. His sudden loss was mourned by his former teams, with the Patriots expressing their deep sadness at the news of his unexpected passing. His former teammate on the Texans, J.J. Watt, also mourned his death, stating that Mallett was "gone way too soon."

Mallett's life was one filled with passion and dedication to the sport of football. His career in the NFL and his role as a high school football coach demonstrated his commitment to the game and his talent as both a player and a teacher.

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