Remebering Terry Glenn

Terry Glenn
WR Terry Glenn (83) of the Dallas Cowboys is lifted into the air by Antonio Bryant in celebration of Glenn's touchdown in the Dallas Cowboys 21-14 win over the Washington Redskins at Texas Stadium in Irving, TX (Photo Courtesy of www.dallascowboys.com

Tragedy struck the NFL community on Monday night when news of the passing of former wide receiver Terry Glenn broke. Glenn, 43, was involved in a fatal car accident. The accident took place in Irving, Texas. The passengers of the car, including Glenn’s fiance remain in critical condition.

Terry Glenn made himself known as an All-American standout at Ohio St. During his senior year, he recorded 64 catches for 1,411 yards and 17 touchdowns. His efforts won him the Fred Biletnikoff award as the country’s best wide receiver. After his amazing season, Glenn was drafted by the New England Patriots as the seventh overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft. He had an outstanding rookie season for New England with 1,132 yards and six touchdowns. His 90 receptions were the most ever by a rookie receiver. He spent six season in New England. Glenn was part of the 2001 Super Bowl winning team but did not play in the game due to off-field issues.

After his stint in New England Glenn was traded to the Packers where he played one season before being traded to the Dallas Cowboys. Glenn would complete his career with the Cowboys. He broke the 1,000 yard receiving mark in each of his final two seasons. Glenn’s knee problems kept him sidelined afterthe 2006 season. Eventually, he was released and retired due to his injuries.

Glenn loved football and went on to  coach in an indoor football league as an offensive coordinator. He leaves behind six children and countless loving teammates and fans.

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