Ryan Mallett, former Arkansas quarterback and NFL player, died at the age of 35 in an apparent drowning at a Florida beach.

Mallett was pulled out of the water and transported to a hospital but was pronounced dead.

Mallett had a successful college career at Arkansas, passing for 7,493 yards and 62 touchdowns in two seasons.

He led the Razorbacks to an 8-5 record and a win in the Liberty Bowl, earning Offensive MVP honors in 2009.

Mallett's best season was in 2010 when he threw for 3,869 yards, 32 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions, earning All-SEC honors.

He was selected by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 2011 NFL draft as a backup to Tom Brady.

Mallett played sparingly in New England and was later traded to the Houston Texans, where he made six starts over two seasons.

He then signed with the Baltimore Ravens and made two starts in eight appearances through 2017.

Mallett's NFL career included 21 games played, eight starts, 1,835 passing yards, nine touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.

After his playing career, Mallett became a coach and was hired as the head football coach at White Hall High School in Arkansas in 2022.