Emerging details in the death of former University of Georgia standout and NFL defensive end Quentin Moses unveil an even more tragic story.
Moses died in a house fire, when responders found the former All-American unconcious. But it’s who Moses may have been attempting to save that details an even more heartbreaking story.
The other two victims of the house fire were Andria Godard (31) and her daughter Jasmine Godard (10), who were found dead inside the home. The mother’s husband and daughter’s father, Xavier Godard, died in an accidental drowning in 2007, when Jasmine was just one year old.
Godard and his family were apparently close to Moses, as he had dedicated an entire Facebook album named R.I.P. Brother with pictures of Xavier Godard and his daughter following his death. Both were Cedar Shoals Class of 2002 graduates.
Nearly 10 years later, Andria Godard still had her profile picture on Facebook of her, her daughter and her deceased husband, Xavier.
During his time at Georgia, Moses was a First-Team All-SEC player and an All-American. He was drafted in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft, splitting time between the Oakland Raiders, Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins over his career.
He recorded 17 tackles and 2.5 sacks during his NFL career.
He finished his pro career with the UFL Virginia Destroyers, where he won the UFL championship.
Moses had taken up coaching at Reinhardt University as a defensive line coach.
Our thoughts go out to the Godard and Moses families.