Former NFL wide receiver Terry Glenn died in a car accident Monday morning in Irving, Texas.
He was 43.
According to reports, Glenn was in a single-car accident early Monday morning and was ejected from his vehicle. By the time officials responded to the crash site, Glenn had already passed. He was pronounced dead on arrival.
His fianceé, who was also in the vehicle with him, survived and is being treated in ICU.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has reported that a member of Irving’s fire department confirmed the crash.
Glenn, who played for the Patriots, Packers and Cowboys over a 12-year NFL career, reportedly leaves behind a fiancee and five children.
Glenn played under Bill Parcells in both New England and Dallas and became the subject of the famed coach’s criticism after the Patriots drafted him with their No. 7 overall pick in 1996 despite Parcell’s objection. When Glenn was slow to recover from an injury in his first NFL training camp, Parcells mocked the rookie receiver by saying, “She’ll be alright.”
After making the Ohio State team as a walk-on, the Columbus native spent six seasons in New England, helping the Patriots advance to the Super Bowl during the 1996 season before earning Pro-Bowl honors in 1999.
Glenn, who caught Tom Brady’s first touchdown pass in 2001, was traded to Green Bay following an offseason arrest for domestic assault, a suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, and disputes with Bill Belichick.
After one year with the Packers he was dealt to Cowboys, where he ended his NFL career following a five-year stint in Dallas. He finished with 593 total catches for 8,823 yards and 44 touchdowns, tallying over 1,000 receiving yards four times.
“Man…..#RIP to my former teammate Terry Glenn, who passed away this morning due to a car accident. Praying for his family,” tweeted former Jet Damien Woody, who played with Glenn in New England.