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Former NFL Pro Bowler Terry Glenn dies in Car Accident

NFL Veteran Terry Glenn passes away after a fatal car crash.

November 20, 2017 - 8:17 pm

Author: Brandon Golden

According to NFL.com, former NFL wide receiver Terry Gleen passed away today (Nov.20) at 43 after suffereing injuries in a fatal car crash that took his life. Glenn spent 12 years in the NFL as a wide receiver; spending six years with the Patriots, one with the Packers and five with the Cowboys. Glenn was the seventh pick selected by the New England Patriots in the first round of the 1996 draft. Glenn had four 1,000 yard seasons and holds the rookie record for receptions (90) and recieving yards (1,132) for the Patriots; he even caught Tom Brady's first pass as a Quarterback for the team. 

While the cause of the accident is still under investigation, Terry's former colleagues begin to mourn his loss as they remember the 1999 Pro Bowler.

"Terry was someone that we all enjoyed very much in his time with the Cowboys. He was a gentle and kind hearted young man. We are all terribly saddened by this news of his passing. Too young and too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his loved ones and all of the people who were touched by his life." Said owner of the Cowboys, Jerry Jones. 

Patriots owner Rober Kraft shared a fond memory of Glenn from his time with the New England Patriots, he had this to say:

"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."

Terry Glenn's fiance was also in the car and is now recieving medical attention. 

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