A 31-year-old woman and her 10-year-old daughter also died in the fire.
Former Georgia Bulldog Quentin Moses was found unconscious in the house and moved outside, but was later pronounced dead at Clearview Medical Center.
Moses played for Georgia from 2003-06 before being selected in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Raiders.
Fire officials told the AJC that the fire started around 6 a.m. local time and that the home was fully engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived at the scene. In 2016, Moses coached two first team all-conference performers: Tevin McCoy and Javi Dyer (2015 Mid-South West Co-Defensive Player of the Year).
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"Very saddened to learn of the tragic death this morning of Quentin Moses", Smart wrote.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Quentin's family", said Greg McGarity, UGA's J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics. "On behalf UGA Athletics, we extend our most honest condolences to his family". Moses also added 25 sacks, four fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble to a solid college football career.
Quentin Moses most recently was coaching at @R_U_Football, one of the best NAIA programs in the country. Cut by the Raiders before the start of the 2006 season, Moses played for the Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals during his four-year National Football League career. He contributed 35 tackles and 3.5 sacks before not being re-signed during the 2011 season.