Terry Glenn, 43, died on Monday, Nov. 20, after he was ejected from his vehicle during a single-car accident in Texas. The passenger in Terry’s vehicle, believed to be fiancee, survived the crash.
Terry Glenn died after a tragic car accident in Texas, officials confirm to TMZ. He was 43. The former NFL player was ejected from his vehicle during a single-car accidentally early Monday, Nov. 20. By the time first responders arrived to the scene, Glenn had already died — He was pronounced dead on arrival. Terry’s fiancee was believed to be the passenger inside his vehicle, and according to the site, she survived. She is currently being treated at the ICU of a local hospital. Officials are reportedly performing a full autopsy, including toxicology, to discover the cause of the crash.
Terry, a Columbus, Ohio native, played college football for Ohio State University, and was All-American. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in 1996 as the 7th overall pick; that same year, he was named Rookie of the Year by Sports Illustrated. Terry became well known when he caught Tom Brady‘s first ever TD pass in 2001. Terry — a wide receiver — spent 12 season in the NFL, having played for the Patriots [1996-2001], Green Bay Packers , and most recently, the Dallas Cowboys [2003-2007]. Terry was traded to Green Bay following an offseason arrest for domestic assault, a suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, and conflicts with Patriots coach, Bill Belichick, 65.
Terry missed the first 15 games of his 2007 season with the Cowboys as a result of arthroscopic knee surgery. He was later released by the team in July 2008, due to health concerns on his right knee, and not signing an injury clause. The three franchises have yet to comment on Terry’s untimely death.