Auburn confirmed the death of former defensive end Quentin Groves on Saturday afternoon, which had been reported since earlier in the day, via a tweet on the team’s official account.
Groves, 32, played for the Tigers from 2004-07, earning All-SEC honors in 2006.
SEC Country’s Justin Ferguson reported that Auburn confirmed Groves died while in Trinidad, where his wife (former Auburn track athlete Treska Baptiste) was born.
The Auburn Family is deeply saddened by the passing of AU great Quentin Groves. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and teammates. pic.twitter.com/fOoMZrx2nC
— Auburn Football (@FootballAU) October 15, 2016
Many former and current Tigers players also took to Twitter to mourn the loss.
RIP to Quentin Groves…on the few occasions I talked to him…he shared a lot of knowledge…a great role model man
— Kerryon Johnson (@AyeyoKEJO) October 15, 2016
— Takeo Spikes (@TakeoSpikes51) October 15, 2016
— Marquis Daniels (@Marquis_Daniels) October 15, 2016
Heart broken by the passing of my former teammate and brother, Quentin Groves. Blessed to have known you and have your guidance.
— Blake Gideon (@Coach_Gideon) October 15, 2016
RIP to my Brother Quentin Groves!! Man I'm in disbelief I just… https://t.co/2a1z1KUFjK
— Zac Etheridge (@ZacEtheridge4) October 15, 2016
RIP to My Auburn Brother Quentin Groves…One of the best pass Rushers in AU Football History! Great Guy u will be truly Missed!??? pic.twitter.com/TKF1FcWq0Y
— Jeris McIntyre (@JerisMcIntyre) October 15, 2016