AUBURN, Ala. – According to Luke Easterling of USA Today. Former Auburn defensive lineman and NFL player Quentin Groves has died.
Easterling tweeted Saturday morning that Groves has passed away after suffering a heart attack.
Former Auburn players and staff took to twitter to express their grief at the loss of a teammate.
Gus Malzahn, says “We are saddened by the passing of former Auburn great Quentin Groves. Our thoughts and prayers are with Quentin’s family and former teammates during this difficult time.”
Groves was a high-profile signee for Auburn from Greenville, Miss., in 2003, and played for the Tigers from 2004-07. His 26 career sacks is tied for the school record.
Groves was a second-round pick in the 2008 NFL draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He signed with seven NFL teams from 2008-2014. His last bid for NFL playing time came in 2015 with the Buffalo Bills.
Groves was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, which causes a rapid heartbeat, at the NFL Combine in 2008. He had surgery to minimize the problem before the draft.
“It’s an extra circuit in the heart, and it speeds up your heartbeat, it’s nothing too critical, but you have to take care of it,” Groves said at the time.
He made his mark at Auburn, and was a member of a senior class that won 50 games in their career.
Groves was 32-years-old.
This Information comes from auburntigers.com