Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terry Glenn died in a car accident Monday morning in Irving, Texas, according to multiple reports. He was 43.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that a member of Irving’s fire department confirmed the crash.
Glenn, who also played for the Patriots and Packers over a 12-year NFL career, leaves behind a fiancee and five children, with the oldest, Terry Jr., just 20 years old.
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 his rookie receiver by saying, “She’ll be alright.”
Glenn, a Columbus native who was a walk-on at Ohio State University, spent six seasons in New England, making the Pro-Bowl in 1999 before being traded to Green Bay prior to the 2002 season.
After one year with the Packers he was dealt to Cowboys, where he played for five seasons. He finished with 593 total catches for 8,823 yards and 44 touchdowns, tallying over 1,000 receiving yards four times.