This is so heartbreaking. Former NFL star Quentin Groves died on Oct. 15 from a heart attack. We have five things you need to know about the man who lost his life too soon.
1. Quentin tragically left behind a wife and their two children.
The former Jaguars linebacker was just 32 when he died, and was married to wife Treska Baptiste since 2006. The two met while both on the track team at Auburn University and married before Quentin’s junior year of college. The couple had two kids together — son Que’Mani Kassan Shiloh and daughter Que’Jaah.
2. He had a heart condition and even had surgery.
Quentin was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, which resulted in him having a rapid heartbeat. He underwent a medical procedure called ablation to try and correct it. After having this, Quentin sent a letter to the NFL, saying that he was now able to play.
3. Quentin didn’t just play for the Jaguars.
Quentin was drafted in 2008 when he was still a student at Auburn by the Jaguars in the second round of that year’s draft. After beginning his NFL career with the team, he went on to play for the Oakland Raiders, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills. He retired from the NFL in 2015.
4. During his relatively short NFL career, he amassed many achievements.
Quentin achieved a total of 175 combined tackles, five forced fumbles and 9.5 sacks throughout his seven seasons in the league. He was a sack specialist at Auburn, and he even tied for the school’s career sack record.
5. Quentin wasn’t just an NFL star — he played other sports, too.
Though he’s remembered as being an amazing football player, Quentin played basketball, too. He also ran track and field at Auburn, along with his wife. In addition to basketball and track and field, he was also a member of the school’s power lifting team.
HollywoodLifers, please leave your condolences and thoughts for Quentin’s family, friends and loved ones.