November 20, 2017

Ohio State Mourns The Loss of Terry Glenn


Nov. 20, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Department of Athletics was saddened today to learn of the death of Terry Glenn, who played for the Buckeyes from 1993-95. Glenn was involved in a car accident near Irving, Texas early Monday morning. He was 43 years old.

Glenn was a first-team All-American for the Buckeyes in 1995 and won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top wide receiver. A Columbus native and graduate of Brookhaven High School, Glenn had one of the most prolific statistical seasons of any receiver in program history, catching 64 passes for 1,411 yards and 17 touchdowns. He still holds the single-game record for receiving yards (253 vs. Pittsburgh) and is No. 2 in single-season yardage history. His 64 catches in 1995 ranks No. 5 all-time.

Glenn, who had just 15-career receptions for 266 yards and no TDs entering the 1995 campaign, led the nation in yards per catch, was fourth nationally in yards per game and eighth nationally in scoring in 1995. One of his most memorable plays was wan 82-yard catch and run TD against Notre Dame, which as one of eight grabs of 45 or more yards that he had that season.

Following his award-winning 1995 season, Glenn was the seventh overall pick by the New England Patriots in the 1996 NFL Draft. He caught 90 passes for 1,132 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie, helping the Patriots advance to Super Bowl XXXI. Glenn played for the Patriots until 2001 and made the Pro Bowl in 1999. He joined the Green Bay Packers for the 2002 season and then finished his career from 2003 through 2007 with the Dallas Cowboys. In all, Glenn had a 12-year NFL career with nearly 600 receptions, 8,823 yards and 44 touchdowns.