Former Auburn Tigers linebacker and Jacksonville Jaguars second-round draft pick Quentin Groves has passed away. Reports of Groves’ death first began to surface on Saturday morning.
Groves was 32.
The outpour for Groves has been great, as teammates, coaches, family and friends have all sent out their condolences and shared memories about their fallen friend.
Groves had 26 career sacks which tied Gerald Robinson for most all-time for a storied Auburn program.
Groves was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome while at the NFL Combine which causes a rapid heartbeat because of electrical impulses in the heart taking extra pathways. Due to concern over his value to NFL teams, Groves elected to have a procedure called an ablation.
After the procedure, he sent letters to all 32 NFL teams to inform that his doctors had cleared him to play full-contact and that he was “100 percent healed”.
Thought it has not been officially announced, Auburn will likely honor Groves in some way later this season.