Quentin Moses, Former Miami Dolphin, Dies at 33

NFL defensive end who had been an assistant coach for Reinhardt University for the past five seasons, perished in a house fire

Former Miami Dophins defensive end Quentin Moses died Sunday in a house fire that also killed a woman and her 10-year-old daughter. Moses was 33.

Moses was unconscious when firefighters found him, along with Andria Godard, 31, and her daughter Jasmine after the early morning fire roared through the Monroe, Georgia home. He later died at a nearby hospital.

For the past five years, Moses was serving as the assistant football coach at Reinhardt University. They acknowledged his passing and expressed their condolences on Twitter.

The Oakland Raiders chose Moses in the third round of the 2007 NFL draft, but he never played for the team, giving the Dolphins the chance to snatch him up off waivers before the start of that season. During his four seasons with Miami, he had 4.5 sacks and 35 tackles as their defensive end and lineman.

“We were deeply saddened to hear about the tragic news involving Quentin Moses. Our thoughts and sincere condolences go out to his family and friends during this difficult time,” the team said in a statement.

Among those who have paid their respects on social media are Jason Taylor (Moses’ former teammate and soon-to-be Pro Football Hall of Famer) and current University of Georgia coach Kirby Smart.