Former Ohio State Wide Receiver Terry Glenn Killed in Car Accident

By Dan Hope on November 20, 2017 at 10:32 am
Terry Glenn
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Former Ohio State wide receiver Terry Glenn has been killed in a car accident, according to multiple reports.

Glenn, who played for the Buckeyes from 1993-95, was 43 years old.

According to a report from Naheed Rajwani of the Dallas Morning News, Glenn died around midnight Monday morning after a crash in Irving, Texas. According to the report, Glenn suffered fatal injuries when his car struck a concrete barrier.

Glenn's agent, Jimmy Gould, issued the following statement:

"I am truly heartbroken by the news of Terry Glenn's tragic death. Terry was like a son to me and was not only a truly gifted athlete, but a remarkable young man who fought courageously against adversity from a young age to raise a family and help others. In speaking with his favorite Coach, Bill Parcells and many of his former OSU teammates, his sudden death at such a young age has left all of us terribly saddened."

A walk-on from Brookhaven High School in Columbus, Glenn emerged as a star in his junior year at Ohio State in 1995, catching 64 passes for 1,411 yards and 17 touchdowns and earning the Biletnikoff Award as college football's best wide receiver.

Also a consensus All-American, Glenn left Ohio State after the 1995 season and was selected by the New England Patriots with the No. 7 overall pick in the 1996 NFL draft. Glenn went on to play 12 NFL seasons with the Patriots, Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys.

Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch spoke with John Cooper, who coached Glenn at Ohio State:

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