Terry Glenn dies in car accident

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According to multiple reports, longtime NFL wide receiver Terry Glenn died Monday morning at the age of 43 due to injuries suffered in a car accident.

Glenn grew up in Columbus, Ohio and stayed in town to star at Ohio State before being drafted seventh overall in the 1996 draft. He got off to a rocky start with then-coach Bill Parcells because Parcells referred to Glenn as “she,” but he caught 90 passes for 1,132 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie to help the Patriots advance to the Super Bowl for the second time in franchise history.

Glenn would have two more strong seasons with the Patriots and caught Tom Brady‘s first NFL touchdown pass in 2001, but saw his time in New England end as a healthy scratch after disputes with Bill Belichick. He spent one year with the Packers and then reunited with Parcells in Dallas.

The Cowboys years featured two more 1,000-yard seasons for Glenn in 2005 and 2006, but a knee injury limited him to one game in 2007. That was the final game of Glenn’s career and he retired with 593 passes, 8,823 yards and 44 touchdowns.

Our condolences to Glenn’s family and friends on their loss.

49 responses to “Terry Glenn dies in car accident

  1. Sad! 😦 Too young. Thoughts and prayers to his family!

    Was so fun to watch back in the day. I remember his big catch in SB 31 against GB.

  2. That’s a shame. I remember reading that he came home from school and found his mother had been murdered when he was pretty young. His coach told him that football was going to be his only way into college after that.

  3. RIP Terry

    He was Bledsoe’s security blanket after Ben Coates. Slightly troubled and may be the main reason Parcells left New England because Terry Glenn was not on his grocery list. Terry was great to watch back when all we had to cheer for was upsets in N.E.

  4. Very sad news, it appears Glenn wasn’t wearing a seat belt, the authorities will have more information later.

  5. Glenn was Whole Foods and Parcells wanted to shop at Blue Ribbon Barbecue. Glenn had a great rookie year with Drew Bledsoe. If not for a couple of defensive backfield and special teams breakdowns the Patriots had a real chance against the Packers. Three big plays killed them. People forget that Patriots team had Martin, Coats, Meggett, Jefferson and Byers in addition to Glenn and Bledsoe. Sad that Glenn leaves this world at such a young age.

  6. Rip Terry Glenn

    And yes indeed he did catch TB12s first td pass. He flipped the ball into the stands, it landed in section 12 row 6 of old Foxboro stadium. My friend Jaime, sitting next to me caught it. So close.

  7. 3 BIG PLAYS,,, A pet peeve of mine is a memory of the ageless one Adam Vinatieri about to tackle Desmond Howard and his 4′ trail of jersey being held by some Packer player, Remember Adam chased down and tackled Herschel Walker from behind in Dallas(Walker ran out of gas but still)Could have been a closer game…

  8. So sad to hear this news. Glenn was a true professional and I appreciate the time I got to know him, awesome dude and the world lost a bright young soul. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

  9. ragejet says:
    November 20, 2017 at 11:08 am
    3 BIG PLAYS,,, A pet peeve of mine is a memory of the ageless one Adam Vinatieri about to tackle Desmond Howard and his 4′ trail of jersey being held by some Packer player, Remember Adam chased down and tackled Herschel Walker from behind in Dallas(Walker ran out of gas but still)Could have been a closer game…

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    Dude – Let it go … Max Lane cost Pats that game. He was a turnstile at RT.

  10. 3 BIG PLAYS..
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    Favre torching Belichicks coverages on 2 audibles
    Bledsoe throwing the ball to the other team 4 times
    Reggie tossing lineman like ragdolls for 3 sacks

    3 big plays? Sounds alot like the ‘we didn’t cheat’ revisionist history.

  11. Happy Thanksgiving! Don’t let this get you down. Watch the games, laugh and eat food. Especially since Terry Glenn no longer can.

  12. When he was a Cowboy, he played tough and did everything he was asked. I liked the guy. Sad day for his family and certainly a reminder to us all: no one is guaranteed a tomorrow.

  13. Max drew a pretty tough assignment that day… Reggie White would not be denied and Bledsoe got Eason happy feet after being planted a few times… The rollouts did not help either… Was Vincent Brown on that team? Chris Slade, Willie McGinest, Todd Collins, Vincent Brisby, Ray Crittenden(only could catch while diving)and Sam Gash… Great times watching and going to those games…

  14. Someone passes away far too young and someone’s life is so miserable they have to give thumbs down to comments expressing well wishes and prayers to his family. This unfortunately happens all the time. Look in the mirror people and try to encourage yourself every once and a while.

  15. Sad to hear this. TG brought legitimacy to that offense and was an exciting player. Bledsoe, Coates, Martin, and Glenn that’s a great 4 right there and brought the a Patriots franchise out of obscurity. RIP Terry, thanks for the joy you brought this young Pats fan.

  16. ragejet says:
    November 20, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Max drew a pretty tough assignment that day… Reggie White would not be denied and Bledsoe got Eason happy feet after being planted a few times… The rollouts did not help either… Was Vincent Brown on that team? Chris Slade, Willie McGinest, Todd Collins, Vincent Brisby, Ray Crittenden(only could catch while diving)and Sam Gash… Great times watching and going to those games…
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    Actually… it was Parcells lost that game IMO. Just a terribly coached game. Putting Lane in there to defend against RW after the double-team erased White the entire first half was one of several awful decisions. Even Belichick had a few things to say about that.

    Of course Parcells foot was already out the door as we all know.

  17. Sad news.
    Smooth route runner with soft hands.
    Known for playing within his abilities.
    And playing well.

    But the guy wouldn’t play after getting nicked up a bit and I think it rubbed coaches and players in the locker room the wrong way.
    At least that was the story during his short stint in Green Bay.
    It seemed like he had his life going in the right direction though.
    Very tragic.

  18. But the guy wouldn’t play after getting nicked up a bit and I think it rubbed coaches and players in the locker room the wrong way.
    At least that was the story during his short stint in Green Bay.
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    They traded 2 4th rounders for him.

    He had a decent season (56 rec, 814 yards) in what was Donald Driver’s breakout year.

    Nothing to complain about, IMO.

  19. “Actually… it was Parcells lost that game IMO. Just a terribly coached game.”

    Fully agree. Announcing he was leaving the team a week before the SB made for a huge distraction and made the game all about Parcells, not about a Pats team that overachieved and had played their hearts out.

  20. aarons444 says:
    November 20, 2017 at 11:16 am
    Caught td passes from the GOAT, and that Tom Brady guy.

    superpatriotsfan says:
    November 20, 2017 at 11:43 am
    Karma for cheating with the patriots
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    Is this really the place to engage in infantile trolling? Have you no sense of decency or propriety at all?

    Condolences to Glenn’s family and friends

  21. Glenn never made it to that Super Bowl because he was suspended and cut.
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    Terry Glenn, Super Bowl XXXI

    4 rec, 62 yards, including a beautiful 44-yarder that set up teh Patriots 2nd touchdown.

  22. Loved watching him play and remember all of the excitement he brought to those Bledsoe teams of the 90s, but I’d have to say my favorite Terry Glenn memory was the interview he did in sunglasses where he proclaimed “I DID want to play for the Patriots…D I DID want to play”. All time classic.
    RIP Terry.

  23. superpatriotsfan says:
    November 20, 2017 at 11:43 am
    Karma for cheating with the patriots

    7 67 Rate This

    Sad indictment on our society these days…Hopefully Karma doesn’t come looking for you.

  24. I just heard Belichick on the radio speak glowingly of Terry Glenn as a player and sadly about his tough early life and tragic death. Belichick actually said he and Terry Glenn were close (I have never heard BB say that about anyone before) and had a special bond based on mutual friends in the Ohio area. He said Terry’s departure from the Pats was a result of contract snags, not anything else. This interview was on WEEI radio, Boston today at about 3:30 pm. I’m sure it will be available online at their website. My condolences to Mr. Glenn’s family.

  25. C’mon guys, lets let the Superbowl matter go. Green Bay won that game fair and square and kudos to them for playing a great game and a great season. Its the fact that the Pats dont always win the Superbowl that makes the five (5) times they did taste that much better.

    And getting back the point at hand, this is sad news to hear of TG’s passing at such a young age. Condolences.

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