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An Auburn family loss: Quentin Groves Dead at 32

By on October 15th, 2016 in Football, News 5 Comments »

Known for his lightening quick action off the line, Auburn’s career sacks leader, Quentin Groves, has passed away according to multiple social media reports and confirmed by the university earlier this afternoon. He was 32.  The cause of death has not been made public, but sources say the former All-SEC star was in Trinidad celebrating his daughter’s birthday at the time of his death. He died in his sleep.  Our prayers and sympathy go out to the Groves family.

Groves played at Auburn from 2004 through 2007, tying Gerald Robinson as the Tigers’ career sacks leader with 26. Perhaps his most memorable game was recording 4 sacks against the Kentucky Wildcats in 2004 as a redshirt freshman, making a school record. 

After graduating from Auburn, Groves entered the NFL draft and was picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round. After two seasons, the Jaguars traded Groves to the Oakland Raiders for a fifth-round pick in 2010. After two seasons in Oakland, Groves spent a season with the Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans.

In 2008, Grove was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, which is associated with a rapid heartbeat related to electrical impulses in the heart utilizing additional pathways. He underwent heart surgery for a procedure to resolve the issue, returned to the NFL, but never could regain his dominance on the field. He finished his NFL career in 2015.

 

5 Comments

  1. Sad news. He was an AUsome player.

  2. ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN says:

    Tough loss. So sad. Such a great player and a True Auburn Man.

  3. DothanTiger DothanTiger says:

    Saddened by the news. A true Auburn great. RIP Quentin!

  4. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Wow. That’s way too young! My heart goes out to his loved ones.

  5. I never knew him personally, but this one hurts . . . I’ll be praying for his family especially his kids.

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