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Former NFL quarterback Ryan Mallett is dead

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Mallett is dead at the age of 35. 

The third-round pick in 2011 NFL Draft drowned in Florida and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Mallett was a star prospect out of Texas High in Texarkana where he was one of the top-ranked signal callers in his class. He went on to play at the collegiate level from 2007-10 for the Michigan Wolverines and Arkansas Razorbacks ... and finished seventh in the Heisman Trophy voting in 2010 

He was the offensive MVP of the Liberty Bowl in 2010 and was named All-SEC second team in 2009 and 2010.

The NFL star was also the 74th-overall pick to the New England Patriots in 2011, serving as a backup to Tom Brady for three seasons.

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