Terry Tyree Glenn
(born July 23
in ) is an American football wide receiver
who is currently a free agent
. He was drafted by the New England Patriots
seventh overall in the 1996 NFL Draft
. He played college football
at Ohio State
He has also played for the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys.
Glenn attended Brookhaven High School
in Columbus, Ohio, and was a three-year letterman in football, basketball, and track, and a two-year letterman in tennis.
Without a scholarship, he walked on and played college football
at the Ohio State University
. In 1995, Glenn was awarded the Fred Biletnikoff Award
as the nation's top wide receiver.
New England Patriots
Glenn was drafted in the first round (seventh overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft
by the New England Patriots
. Glenn Immediately made a big impact for New England, recording 90 receptions for 1,132 yards and 6 touchdowns in his rookie season, and helping his team reach Super Bowl XXXI
. At the time, his 90 receptions were the most ever in a single season by a rookie in NFL history. Patriots head coach, Bill Parcells, once referred to Glenn as "she", but after the 1996 season said he was wrong and Glenn was a winner. However, Parcells left New England after Glenn's rookie season and the talented wide receiver went into a four-year stretch of personal difficulties and inconsistent play. During the 2001 season, coach Bill Belichick
deactivated him for the rest of the season because of his off-the-field problems and when the Patriots won Super Bowl XXXVI
, Glenn did not receive a championship ring.
Green Bay Packers
Before the 2002 season, the Patriots traded Glenn to the Green Bay Packers
in exchange for two fourth-round draft picks.
Before the 2003 season the Packers traded him to the Dallas Cowboys
. Against the Kansas City Chiefs
in 2005, he caught a touchdown pass on a flea-flicker and rushed for a touchdown on an end-around, both trick plays. Glenn finished the 2005 season with 63 receptions for 1,136 yards and 7 touchdowns, the most receiving yards he had amassed in a single season since 1999. In 2006 he recorded another 1000 yard season and 6 touchdowns.
Glenn missed the first fifteen games of the 2007 season and had been unable to even practice due to pre-season arthroscopic knee surgery. He returned to practice on December 12 2007 but did not play in Week 15 against the Philadelphia Eagles and did not fly to Carolina for the Week 16 game. He made his season debut in Week 17 against the Washington Redskins.
Glenn was released by the Cowboys on July 25, 2008 due to health concerns on his right knee, and not signing an injury clause.