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Miami Dolphins linebacker Quentin Moses during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Former Miami Dolphins defensive end Quentin Moses died in a house fire


Former Miami Dolphins defensive end Quentin Moses died in a house fire Sunday morning, according to ESPN. He was 33. 

Officials said 31-year-old Andria Godard and her 10-year-old daughter, Jasmine, were also found dead in the Monroe, Georgia, home. 

Firefighters found Moses unconscious inside the home and he died after being taken to a local hospital. 

Moses had served as an assistant coach at Reinhardt University for five seasons.

Moses grew up in Georgia and played for the University of Georgia until he was picked in the third round of the 2007 NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders, ESPN reports. 

Moses was waived before playing a game with the Raiders and was picked up by the Miami Dolphins.  

“We were deeply saddened to hear about the tragic news involving Quentin Moses," the team said in a statement. "Our thoughts and sincere condolences go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.” 

His former teammate, Jason Taylor, also expressed his condolences on Twitter. 

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