Glenn played 12 NFL seasons with the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys. He finished his career with 593 receptions for 8,823 yards and 44 touchdowns.
According to the Dallas County medical examiner’s office Glenn was killed in a “suspected motor vehicle accident” in the early hours of Monday morning.
The former Dallas Cowboys player was driving on Interstate 114 with a woman when he veered out of his lane and struck a concrete barrier dividing the toll lane and main lanes, Irving police said.
Glenn, 43, was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he died about 12 a.m. KDFW-TV identified his passenger as his fiance.
Police said she had minor injuries and were still investigating Monday afternoon what led to the crash.
Glenn played for the Cowboys between 2003 and 2007 and achieved back-to-back seasons in 2005 and 2006 with more than 1000 yards receiving.
Having been drafted by the New England Patriots in 1996, he is well known for catching Tom Brady’s first career touchdown pass in 2001.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick paid tribute to Glenn in his press conference this afternoon.
“I was pretty close with Terry. His rookie season was my first year here in ’96, so I had a lot of interaction with him and other people that were involved in his life and his upbringing separate from the Patriots. Terry’s a very smart individual.
“Had, obviously, a lot of physical skill and talent. Could do a lot of things on the football field very naturally. And I think was, deep down inside, a good person with good intentions and a good heart.
“Obviously, it’s a very unfortunate passing and a sad day. It’s sad news.”