1995 Biletnikoff Award Winner
Anyone who saw Terry Glenn play in 1995 would never know that he has a fear of flying. Glenn repeatedly rose to new heights during the 1995 campaign, gracefully soaring through the air to gather in one clutch reception after another in a record-breaking year that resulted in the 5-11, 185-pound flanker becoming the school’s first ever recipient of the Fred Biletnikoff Award.
Glenn finished the season with 64 receptions for 1,411 yards and 17 touchdowns. His reception total is third-best in school history (it was five behind Cris Carter’s 69 in 1986 and has since been topped by David Boston’s 85 in 1998). His touchdown total is still a school record but his yardage record has since been topped by Boston’s 1,435 yards in 1998.
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, his final year as a Buckeye.
In addition to winning the Biletnikoff Award, Glenn, a native of Columbus and a product of Brookhaven High School, joined Carter as just the second wide receiver in Ohio State history to win first-team All-America honors.
Glenn caught nine passes for 253 yards and four touchdowns at Pittsburgh, shattering the school records for single-game receiving yardage and tying the mark for TD catches. The Pitt game was one of seven 100-yard games for Glenn, which is yet another OSU record. He also had nine receptions, all of the acrobatic and clutch variety, in the Buckeyes’ 28-25 win at Penn State.
A big-play athlete, Glenn had eight catches of 45 or more yards, including a memorable 82-yard catch-and-run TD grab against Notre Dame. He had touchdown receptions in nine of the 12 games he played in, and his numbers might have been even better had he not played the last three games of the season with a badly bruised shoulder.
At the end of the season, Glenn opted to leave school early and was taken in the first round of the NFL draft by the New England Patriots. He set an NFL record for catches (90) by a rookie, helping the Patriots to the Super Bowl in a sensational first year.