Yet another sad story in the sports world today: former Patriots wide receiver Terry Glenn was killed in a car crash in Texas yesterday. He was 43.
Beginning with a highly-decorated college career at Ohio State, Terry Glenn had a vibrant football career. He played in the NFL for 12 seasons. After playing on the Patriots, Packers, and Cowboys, he retired in 2008 with 593 receptions for 8,823 yards and 44 touchdowns.
Terry Glenn’s rookie season with the Pats was also coach Bill Belichick’s rookie coaching season with the team. Glenn actually caught Tom Brady’s first-ever touchdown pass in 2001.
He helped the Pats get to Super Bowl XXXI and was a Pro Bowler in 1999. His teammates and friends remember him as a gifted athlete and a remarkable human being. Belichick remembers him as “a good person with good intentions and a good heart.” (NESN) Team owner Bob Kraft said Glenn was “one of the most gifted receivers we have ever had… his rookie season will be remembered as one of the most impactful in franchise history.”
Terry Glenn leaves behind a fiancee and five children. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them and everyone privileged to know or be a fan of this man.