Former Ohio State and New England Patriots wide receiver Terry Glenn has died in a car accident in Irving, Texas. He was 43-years-old.
Glenn was drafted by the New England Patriots seventh overall in the 1996 NFL Draft, and also played for the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys. Glenn made the Pro Bowl in 1999 and was traded to Green Bay before the 2002 season. Glenn only played with the Packers for one season before he was dealt to the Dallas Cowboys, where he played his final five seasons from 2003 to 2008. In total, Glenn played 12 years in the NFL.
Officials with the Irving Fire Department have confirmed that Glenn died following a wreck early on the morning of Monday, November 20. The Dallas County medical examiner’s office said Glenn died at Parkland Memorial Hospital at 12:52 AM.
He leaves behind a fiancee and five children.
Man….#RIP to my former teammate Terry Glenn, who passed away this morning due to a car accident. Praying for his family
— Damien Woody (@damienwoody) November 20, 2017
Incredibly sad to hear about my buddy Terry Glenn. Overcame a ton of adversity to become an excellent person. May your soul rest in peace my friend. #riptg88
— Drew Bledsoe (@DrewBledsoe) November 20, 2017
Terry Glenn Cause of Death: Traffic Collision
Terry Glenn, the 43-year-old former Ohio State and NFL wide receiver, was killed in an automobile accident in Irving, Texas.
Dallas County medical examiner's office said former Cowboys and Patriots WR Terry Glenn died at Parkland Memorial Hospital at 12:52 a.m. They said the cause was a "suspected motor vehicle accident." Glenn was 43.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 20, 2017
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Glenn attended Brookhaven High School in Columbus, and was a three-year letterman in high school football, basketball, and track, and a two-year letterman in tennis.
As a walk-on player for Ohio State Buckeyes football team, Glenn would eventually earn an athletic scholarship. After having just 15 catches for 266 yards during his first two seasons for the Buckeyes, Glenn exploded during his junior year, catching 64 passes for 1,411 yards and 17 TD. In 1995, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American and won the Fred Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top wide receiver.
In 1996, Glenn was drafted seventh overall by the New England Patriots. Glen would play six seasons for New England, catching 329 passes for 4,669 yards and 22 touchdowns. Glenn also caught Tom Brady’s first career touchdown pass.
During his NFL career, the former Ohio State All-American caught 593 passes for 8,823 yards and 44 touchdowns during in his NFL career.
“Man…..#RIP to my former teammate Terry Glenn, who passed away this morning due to a car accident. Praying for his family,” tweeted former NFL offensive lineman Damien Woody, who played with Glenn in New England.