The death of former Georgia defensive end Quentin Moses has sent shock around the school and the SEC.
Just 33 years old, Moses died in a house fire Sunday morning along with the wife and 10-year-old daughter of deceased high school teammate Xavier Goddard. An All-SEC selection in 2005, Moses helped bring Georgia to its last SEC Championship with an 11.5-sack 2005 season. Current Georgia head coach Kirby Smart was an assistant coach on the staff that season, and tweeted his condolences Sunday morning.
Very saddened to learn of the tragic death this morning of Quentin Moses. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family in this difficult time.
— Coach Kirby Smart (@KirbySmartUGA) February 12, 2017
An Athens native who attended Cedar Shoals High School, Moses left his mark on the community in which he grew up. Several other notable teammates, both from his college and NFL career with the Raiders and Dolphins, and alumni took to social media Sunday morning to express condolences after learning of the tragic news.
Heavy hearted with news of former player Quentin Moses death Thoughts & Prayers to the families of all victims & his teammates #RIPQue #94
— Rodney Garner (@coachg76) February 12, 2017
— Terrence Edwards (@Tjedwards82) February 12, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Quentin Moses. pic.twitter.com/kIJr1hu57f
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) February 12, 2017
My heart breaks for former teammate and friend Quentin Moses and his family. Thoughts, prayers and tears! So sad. Life is too short #RIP
— Jason Taylor (@JasonTaylor) February 12, 2017
We lost a brother this morning. Please pray divine comfort for the family friends and former teammates of Quentin Moses. #AlwaysADawg
— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) February 12, 2017
— GeorgiaTech Football (@GeorgiaTechFB) February 12, 2017
Prayers to the family of Quentin Moses a former @RAIDERS 2007 draft pick. You were my Rookie and I enjoyed watching you work. RIP ????
— Kirk Morrison (@kirkmorrison) February 12, 2017