Numerous reports indicate that former NFL star and Ohio State legend Terry Glenn was killed in a car accident early this morning in Irving, Texas. Glenn was 43 years old.
Asking for prayers for Terry Glenn's family he passed away this morning from car accident prayers for his fiancée— tony casillas (@tccasillas) November 20, 2017
#BREAKING: Former Ohio State and NFL wide receiver Terry Glenn has died in a car accident MORE TO COME— Dayton Daily News (@daytondailynews) November 20, 2017
Despite initially joining the Buckeye team as a walk-on, Glenn was eventually honored as an All-Big Ten and All-American wide receiver, winning the Fred Biletnikoff Award for the nation’s best receiver in 1995. Glenn still holds the OSU record for the most receiving yards in a game with 253 from his nine-reception game against Pittsburgh in 1995. His four TD catches in the game is still tied for the most in a single-game by a Buckeye.
In his third and final season in Columbus, Glenn amassed 1,411 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns. His 1995 receiving total still ranks as the second most in Buckeye history, behing only David Boston’s 1,435 yards in 1998.
In his NFL career, the receiver played for the Patriots, Packers, and Cowboys, going to the Super Bowl with New England in 1996 and 2001. He was the Sports Illustrated Rookie of the Year in 1996 and made the Pro Bowl in 1999.
In addition to the 8,823 yards and 44 touchdowns in his NFL career, Glenn will also be remembered for having caught the first touchdown pass in the professional career of arguably the greatest quarterback in league history, Tom Brady. On Oct. 14, 2001, the former Buckeye WR caught a 21-yard pass from the former Michigan QB in a 29-26 win over the Chargers.
As Buckeye nation was planning to focus on this Saturday’s game against Michigan, as you give thanks later this week, please remember Glenn’s friends, family, and fiancé, as they deal with his loss.