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Former Dolphins LB Quentin Moses dead following house fire

Sad news out of Monroe, Georgia today.

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Quentin Moses, a former defensive end/outside linebacker with the Miami Dolphins, was pronounced dead Sunday morning following a house fire in Monroe, Georgia.

Andria Godard, 31, and her 10-year-old daughter, Jasmine, were also found dead inside the home.

Monroe fire chief Keith Glass said via the Atlanta Journal Constitution that the home, about 20 miles from Athens, Georgia, was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene. The roof collapsed shortly after they got there.

Moses was unconscious and unresponsive when firefighters entered the house. He was removed from the home and transported to Clearview Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

“We are all saddened by this life-taking tragedy,” Glass said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families.”

Moses, a standout pass rusher at the University of Georgia, was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2007 NFL draft, but the Raiders cut him before the season began. Moses was claimed off of waivers by the Arizona Cardinals and released a few weeks later. The Dolphins claimed Moses, and he spent the remainder of his NFL career in Miami.

His first career sack came in primetime, during a Monday Night Football matchup against Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Moses remained with the Dolphins through the 2010 season and finished his career with 35 tackles and 3.5 sacks.

Moses spent his post-NFL career as an assistant coach with Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia.