Former NFL wide receiver Terry Glenn, who used to play for the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys, passed away earlier today according to multiple media reports. The 43-year old died in a car accident on early Monday morning in Irving, Texas. He is survived by three children.
Glenn originally entered the NFL as a first round draft pick by the Patriots in 1996 out of Ohio State. When the team picked him with the seventh overall draft choice, the selection was a controversial one at the time and later led to head coach Bill Parcells' famous “if they want you to cook the dinner, at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries” quote.
Nevertheless, Glenn was able to carve out a role in New England and spent the first six years of his career with the team. He appeared in 73 games for the team – among them Super Bowl XXXI –, made the Pro Bowl in 1999 and in 2001, his final season with the Patriots, was the recipient of quarterback Tom Brady's first NFL touchdown pass.
Glenn's tenure in New England ended when he was traded to the Packers, with whom Glenn spent one year. He ended his 12-year NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys and played for the team from 2003 until he was released and subsequently retired following the 2007 season.
Our condolences go out to Glenn's family, friends and all those affected by the tragedy.