Auburn: Former star DE Quentin Groves dies at age 32

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Former Auburn football star Quentin Groves, who played defensive end for the Tigers from 2004-07 and shares the program record for sacks, has died. He was 32.

Auburn spokesman Kirk Sampson said Saturday that Groves died in his sleep while visiting Trinidad, his wife's native country. Sampson said he didn't know the cause of death.

Groves had said in 2008 that he was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, which causes a rapid heartbeat.

Groves, from Greenville, Mississippi, was an All-Southeastern Conference performer for Auburn. He recorded 26 sacks and was a second-round draft pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He signed with seven NFL teams from 2008-2014.

Groves met his wife, Teska Baptiste, at Auburn when he played football and she ran track. The school said he is survived by his wife and two children.

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