ATHENS — Quentin Moses, a first-team All-SEC defensive end on Georgia’s SEC championship team in 2005, passed away along with two others in a house fire on Sunday morning.
Moses, 33, was found unconscious at the scene of the house fire in Monroe, according to this report, then pronounced dead later at a hospital. Andria Godard, 31, and her 10-year-old daughter Jasmine Godard were found dead inside the house. Monroe is about 20 miles from Athens, where Moses grew up.
Moses played at Georgia from 2003-06, and had a spectacular year in 2005. He racked up 11.5 sacks and 20.5 tackles for loss, and was named first-team All-SEC by both the AP and SEC coaches. A year later as a senior he had 4.5 sacks and 12 tackles-for-loss.
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart, who was an assistant coach on the Bulldogs’ team in 2005, reacted on Twitter shortly after the news came out.
“Very saddened to learn of the tragic death this morning of Quentin Moses,” Smart said. “Thoughts and prayers go out to his family in this difficult time.”
Quentin Moses racked up a team-leading 11.5 sacks for Georgia in 2005. PHIL SKINNER/AJC
Moses attended Cedar Shoals High School. He redshirted his first year at Georgia, 2002, then came off the bench the next two years before being elevated to a starting spot in his redshirt junior year.
Moses also played in 3 games for Jim Harrick’s last team in 2003. He had been a star basketball player in high school before concentrating on football.