Former Auburn star, NFL player Quentin Groves dies at 32

Photo: NFL Photos via Getty Images

Photo: NFL Photos via Getty Images

Quentin Groves, a former star for the Auburn Tigers who also had brief stints with several NFL teams, has died.

Auburn’s official website reported the former linebacker died in his sleep, but it did not elaborate on the cause.

However, USA Today‘s Luke Easterling reported he died of a heart attack.

Groves was only 32 years old.

He had been diagnosed with the heart disorder Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome in 2008, while he was at the NFL combine.

He had surgery to manage the condition and was then drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round.

Groves’ former teams tweeted their condolences.