UGA Football Coach, Athletic Director React to Former Player’s Death in Fire

MONROE, Ga.,-Former University of Georgia defensive end (2003-2006) and Miami Dolphins linebacker (2007-2010), Quentin Moses, died Sunday morning in Walton County.

31- year-old Andrea Goddard and her 10-year-old daughter, Jasmine Goddard, were also killed in the fire. According to police reports via the Walton Tribune, Monroe firefighters were called to the home on Shamrock Drive.

Monroe Fire Chief Keith Glass said the house was “fully engulfed” in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene around 6:05 a.m and the roof later collapsed as the fire department made attempts to control the fire.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Quentin’s family,” said Greg McGarity, UGA’s J. Reid Director of Athletics. He continues, “We are shocked and saddened by this tragic news. Quentin was an outstanding representative of not only the University of Georgia but also his hometown of Athens. On behalf of UGA Athletics, we extend our most sincere condolences to his family.” UGA head coach Kirby Smart sent a tweet saying, “Very saddened to learn of the tragic death this morning of Quentin Moses. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family in this difficult time.”

An Athens native and graduate of Cedar Shoals High School, Moses was named to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team as a senior in 2006.

He was later selected by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He later played with the Arizona Cardinals in 2007, and with the Miami Dolphins from 2007-2010. Moses most recently was employed an assistant coach for Reinhardt University since 2011.

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By: Donovan Harris

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