This morning, on a Monday November 20th, reports are coming out that former Ohio State great Wide Receiver Terry Glenn was killed in a car accident.
Details are not well known at the moment, but the 43 year old Glenn was a Buckeye All American in 1995 and he won the Biletnikoff award for the nation’s top receiver.
Amazingly, Terry Glenn was a walk-on at Ohio State. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and like so many, just always wanted to be a Buckeye.
He only started one season at Ohio State and as a sophomore and a junior he caught a grand total of 15 passes.
But, Glenn just exploded as a senior in 1995 and caught 64 passes which were good for 1,411 yards
and an amazing 17 touchdowns. In case you don’t have the old calculator right in front of you the 64 receptions for over 1,400 yards averaged 22 yards per catch.
Now, that is a big play receiver.
The former walk-on, walked away with the prestigious receivers award which was named for all time great Fred Biletnikoff. The award is the wide receivers’ Heisman trophy.
Terry Glenn’s success did not end here. He was taken with pick number 7 of the 1st round by the New England Patriots in the 1996 NFL Draft. He was a Patriot for 6 seasons before moving on to the Green Bay Packers for a year and then the Dallas Cowboys where he played another 5 seasons. He played 12 seasons in the NFL.
Glenn caught 593 passes for 8,823 yards and 44 touchdowns according to NFL.com.
Reportedly, he leaves behind a wife and 3 children.
It’s a sad day for Ohio State Buckeye fans and football fans in general.
He had a great career and especially for a former walk-on.