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Terry Glenn, Former Ohio State Football Player, Dies In Car Crash

Gary Tramontina
Associated Press
Ohio States wide receiver Terry Glenn crosses the goal line in mid-air to catch a touchdown pass from quarterback Bobby Hoying against the University of Pittsburgh, in Pittsburgh Saturday, Sept. 23, 1995.

Former Ohio State football player and NFL wide receiver Terry Glenn died in an early morning car crash in Irving, Texas, according to Irving Fire Department assistant chief Jack Taylor. Glenn was 43 years old.

According to Taylor, Glenn died in a one-car rollover accident and was ejected from the vehicle. He died at Parkland Memorial Hospital.

Glenn's 38-year-old fiance, who was with him in the car, is being treated at a local hospital. Taylor says her condition is unknown at this time.

Tim May, who covers Ohio State football for the Columbus Dispatch, says Glenn was the best wide receiver he ever saw play for the school. 

"Terry Glenn, along with being a great pass-catcher, an athlete, being able to make ridiculous catches, he also was extremely fast," May said. 

Glenn played for the Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots during his 12 seasons in the NFL. He last played for the Cowboys from 2003 to 2007.

Glenn was recognized as an All-American while playing college football for Ohio State. He was selected by the Patriots with the seventh overall pick for the 1996 NFL draft. 

Adora Namigadde was a reporter for 89.7 NPR News. She joined WOSU News in February 2017. A Michigan native, she graduated from Wayne State University with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in French.