(WWLP) – Former Patriots player and longtime NFL wide receiver Terry Glenn has died.
According to a news release sent to 22News by New England Patriots Media Relations, 43-year-old Glenn was killed in a car accident in Texas Monday morning.
Glenn attended The Ohio State University and was drafted in 1996 by the New England Patriots. He currently ranks #8 in team history in receiving yards and #9 in receptions. He even caught Tom Brady’s first-ever touchdown pass in 2001.
The wide receiver would later go on to play for the Green Bay Packers before finishing his NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys.
Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft described Glenn as one of the “most gifted receivers we have ever had.” Kraft’s full statement is below:
“We were shocked and deeply saddened by today’s news that Terry Glenn died in an auto accident,” Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft said. “Terry was one of the most gifted receivers we have ever had. For so many Patriots fans, his rookie season will be remembered as one of the most impactful in franchise history. After a disappointing 6-10 finish in 1995, we drafted Terry seventh overall, and in his first year, he helped propel the Patriots to an AFC Championship and Super Bowl appearance. One of my favorite memories came when we hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers in the divisional playoff game. It was my first home playoff game as an owner and just the second home playoff game in our history. It will always be remembered for the fog that filled Foxboro Stadium that day. Yet, on the first play from scrimmage, Drew Bledsoe threw a deep pass that disappeared in the fog and reappeared 53 yards downfield in Terry Glenn’s hands. We scored on the next play and ended up winning 28-3. Our thoughts and prayers are with Terry’s family, his former teammates and friends who mourn his loss.”
Former teammates are taking to Twitter to express their condolences for Glenn and his family.