Former NFL wide receiver Terry Glenn is dead at the age of 43. Former player Tony Casillas was the first to report the tragic news, and multiple outlets have confirmed Glenn’s passing.
Fort Worth Star Telegram’s Mac Engel reported Glenn died in a car accident in Irving, Texas. According to the Dallas Morning News, Glenn was taken to the Parkland Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead about 12 a.m. on November 20.
According to TMZ, it was a single-car crash, and Glenn was ejected from the car. His fiancee was in the vehicle, and is being treated in the ICU at a local hospital.
Clarence Hill noted Glenn was engaged, and left behind a new baby. On May 21st, Glenn posted a photo of their new son, Greyson Tyree Glenn, on Facebook.
According to 247 Sports, Glenn is survived by four children. Glenn spent 12 years in the NFL, playing six seasons for the Patriots, five for the Cowboys and one season with the Packers. Glenn had 8,823 receiving yards and 44 touchdowns over his career. He had four seasons with more than 1,000 receiving yards. Glenn was also the first player to catch a touchdown pass from Tom Brady.
The Texas Revolution, an indoor football league team, hired Glenn to be their offensive coordinator in 2015. Glenn was active in his foundation, 83 Kids. According to the foundation’s website, the non-profit mission focuses on the foster care community.
…To establish a caring and loving environment by educating current and potential foster care parents, generate awareness of the challenges facing foster care children, and expand the generosity of charitable organizations nationwide.
In Glenn’s last social media post on October 13th, he spoke about his charity golf tournament.
Glenn explained on Facebook how much he enjoyed the work with his foundation.
Although challenging, 83 Kids Foundation has brought so much joy to my heart! Being able to give back and know that your doing something for others outweigh any TOUCHDOWN or ACCOLADE I’ve ever received! Because this isn’t about ME!
On a Facebook post in September, Glenn encouraged people to treasure each day.
Just had an Old Man Moment lol! I’m at buffalo wild wings after working out in the afternoon on a Saturday(1st OMM)! Watching GOLF with all these great college football games going on(2nd OMM)! 43 they go by quick! Enjoy them folks!
Former teammate Lawyer Milloy tweeted his memories of his former teammate.
I’m speechless. My Patriots Class Of ‘96 teammate and hands down most talented natural athlete I’ve seen in person. Terry kept to himself but was a good Dude with a big smile that lit up the room when it came out. #RIP #Patriots
Here was Twitter’s reaction to the tragic news.