Former NFL WR Terry Glenn Dead in Car Crash, Fiancee Survives

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
November 20, 2017 Updated: November 20, 2017

Terry Glenn—the former wide receiver who played for the New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, and Green Bay Packers—has died at age 43.

Glenn, who was born in Ohio and went to Ohio State University, died in a one-vehicle rollover crash near Dallas. Police said Glenn was driving when the vehicle left the road.

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Terry Glenn #83 of the Dallas Cowboys signs autographs during the first day of training camp on July 30, 2005 in Oxnard, California. (Stephen Dunn /Getty Images)

His fiancee, who was in the vehicle, was slightly injured in the crash, The Associated Press reported.

It took place at 12:18 a.m  local time Monday, Nov. 20, on Highway 114 , AP reported.

Glenn was ejected from the car, ESPN reported.

The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office said Glenn died after 1 a.m. local time at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

Glenn, who made the Pro Bowl in 1999 as a member of the Patriots, played 12 seasons in the NFL. Former NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe, who threw to Glenn, tweeted his condolences on Monday, Nov. 20.

“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,” he wrote.

With the Patriots, Glenn won a Super Bowl, but he didn’t get a ring. He also caught Tom Brady’s first NFL touchdown pass in 2001.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick remembered Glenn in a conference call.

“I was pretty close with Terry. His rookie season was my first year here in ’96, so I had a lot of interaction with him and other people that were involved in his life and his upbringing separate from the Patriots. Terry’s a very smart individual. Had, obviously, a lot of physical skill and talent. Could do a lot of things on the football field very naturally. And I think [he] was, deep down inside, a good person with good intentions and a good heart. Obviously, it’s a very unfortunate passing and a sad day. It’s sad news,” he said, according to Bleacher Report.

He had 593 receptions for 8,823 yards and 44 touchdowns in his NFL career. He was drafted in the first round in 1996 NFL draft for the Patriots.


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Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.