Former NFL Star Tragically Passed Away in Car Accident at 43

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November 20, 2017Nov 20, 2017

Early Monday morning, former NFL wide receiver Terry Glenn tragically passed away. The football star was only 43 years old.

According to TMZ, the athlete was involved in a single-car accident early Monday morning. He was ejected from his vehicle and was pronounced dead as soon as officials responded to the scene. 

Reports are claiming that Glenn had one passenger in his car. The passenger is assumed to be his fiancé, who reportedly survived the crash. She is being treated for injuries in the ICU of a local hospital.

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While little information has been given about the crash, officials will perform a full autopsy and toxicology to try to understand more about the nature of the crash.

The athlete played 12 seasons in the NFL, including seasons with the Patriots, the Packers, and the Cowboys. He was originally drafted as a 7th overall pick in the 1996 draft.

His most impressive and well-known play was in 2001 when Glenn caught Tom Brady's first ever touchdown pass.

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Before his time in the NFL, Glenn was an All-American at Ohio State. According to Sports Illustrated, he also won the Biletnikoff Award as the top receiver in the nation.

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Throughout the span of his career, Glenn had 593 receptions, 8,823 yards, and 44 touchdowns.

Information about Glenn's death is still being investigated. We will continue to update as more is revealed.

Please be praying for Glenn's family and friends during this difficult time. In other breaking news, a world champion athlete just died at 49 after a long battle with cancer. 

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