A former linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals died Saturday, according to Auburn, where he played college football.
Quentin Groves died in his sleep while visiting Trinidad, but the cause of death wasn’t immediately known.
Groves was diagnosed with a heart condition in 2008, but still managed to play seven seasons in the NFL.
He started seven games for the Cardinals in 2012, and played in all 16 games that season. He managed four sacks, a forced fumble and 34 tackles for the Cardinals.
Groves was drafted in the second round by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2008, where he played two seasons. He also played for the Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans.
In his pro football career, Groves had 9.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions and 127 tackles.
Groves was just 32 years old.
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