So sad. Former Jaguars linebacker Quentin Groves suffered a fatal heart attack on Oct. 15. We have all the heartbreaking details, here.
Beyond devastating. Former NFL star Quentin Groves died of a heart attack on Oct. 15 at just the age of 32. According to NFL.com, no further details were announced, but his former team, the Jaguars, issued a statement confirming the tragic news. “Quentin was an outstanding man, on and off the field,” former teammate Marcedes Lewis said in a statement released by the team. “He made everyone around him better and always had a smile on his face. He pushed every day in practice and was a fierce competitor. I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to spend two seasons with him. My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family on this incredibly sad day.”
Quentin is survived by his wife, Treska Baptiste, and their two children, son Que’Mani Kassan Shiloh and daughter Que’Jaah. In 2008, he was selected to play for the Jaguars in the second round of that year’s NFL draft. He played two seasons in Jacksonville, and went on to play for the Oakland Raiders, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills. It’s so impressive to see that Quentin was so wanted by numerous teams during his NFL career.
He was such an outstanding football player during his few short years spent playing the game. He achieved a total of 175 combined tackles, five forced fumbles and 9.5 sacks throughout his seven seasons in the league. We can’t even imagine what his wife and two kids are going through, and we are keeping them in our thoughts during this difficult time.
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