99 Warriors: No. 83, Walk-On Turned Biletnikoff Award Winner Terry Glenn

By Andrew Lind on June 10, 2018 at 8:05 am
Terry Glenn

We're counting down the days to kickoff with “99 Warriors,” the greatest Ohio State Buckeyes by jersey number, as voted by the staff of Eleven Warriors.


A standout from Columbus Brookhaven, Terry Glenn walked on to the Ohio State football team in 1993.

WR Terry Glenn

b. July 23, 1974 (Columbus, OH)
d. Nov. 20, 2017 (Irving, TX)

  • Consensus All-American (1995)
  • First-Team All-Big Ten (1995)
  • Fred Biletnikoff Award Winner (1995)

The 5-foot-11, 196-pounder broke out during his junior season, and caught 64 passes for 1,411 yards and 17 touchdowns to be named a consensus All-American and the Biletnikoff Award winner as college football’s best wide receiver.

Glenn was selected with the No. 7 overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft by New England. He went on to play 12 seasons for the Patriots, Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys; was named to the 1999 Pro Bowl; and finished his career with 593 receptions for 8,823 yards and 44 touchdowns. 

Glenn died in a car crash last November. His fiancée told police they were returning home from a Cowboys game when he flipped his truck, collided with a concrete traffic barrier and was ejected from the vehicle.

An autopsy later revealed Glenn had alcohol and marijuana in his system at the time of the accident. He was 43 years old.

Photo: Ohio State Dept. of Athletics

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