Terry Glenn Bio: Career, Stats, Awards, Death & Family

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As often said, the biggest blooming flower is first plucked from the garden, a similar case with Terry Glenn, who was plucked fast by the heavens. To the unknown, Terry Glenn was an American professional football player in the National Football League (NFL).

He had featured for the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, and Dallas Cowboys until his last day as the Patriots first drafted him in the 1996 NFL Draft.

Besides, the wide receiver was always seen, giving warmth and protection to others, whether off-field or in the field, alongside various scandals and cases of his own.

Additionally, Glenn has covered many milestones throughout his career while winning some major events in the field. Herewith, as I take you into his deeper depth of life, let’s engage with a quick dose of facts.

Terry Glenn
Terry Glenn

Quick Facts

Full Name Terry Tyree Glenn
Date of Birth July 23, 1974
Birth Place Columbus, Ohio
Nick Name No
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Zodiac Sign Leo
Date of Death November 20, 2017
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Unknown
Mother’s Name Donetta Glenn
Siblings No
Education Columbus Global Academy
Brookhaven High School
The Ohio State University
Marital Status Unmarried
Wife Verina LeGrand
Kids Three sons, Tery Glenn Jr., Christian Glenn, and Greyson Glenn
Three daughters Natalie Gleen, Vennessa Glenn, and Samantha Glenn
Profession Football player
Position Wide receiver
Affiliations New England Patriots (1996–2001)
Green Bay Packers (2002)
Dallas Cowboys (2003–2007)
Active Years 1996-2007
Net Worth $27 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update April, 2024

Body Measurements

Terry Glenn was a man of athletic build, standing at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) while weighing 196 lb (89 kg).

Furthermore, he had a tan complexion with thin black hair the eyes of the same color. His body measurements had 16 inches of biceps, 42 inches of the chest, and 34 inches of the waist.

Terry Glenn | Early Life & Education

Glenn was born on July 23, 1974, under Leo’s sun sign in Columbus, Ohio. Furthermore, Glenn had a cruel childhood as he grew up never knowing who his biological father was.

Later, growing up with a single mum, she was murdered when he was 13 years old by a stranger who beat her to death. Therefore, living with relatives until the age of 15, Glenn was taken into the family by a friend’s parents in Columbus.

That was when Charles Henley and Mary Henley became his legal guardians as he attended Brookhaven High School.

High School

Glenn started putting hands-on sports during his high school days as he tried football, basketball, track, and tennis.

Furthermore, it was only in the sophomore year that he played football with an organized team where Henley’s son, June, also started playing and later appeared in the NFL.

Terry Glenn's freshman year in Brookhaven High School
Terry Glenn’s freshman year at Brookhaven High School

Besides, in his senior years, Glenn could play in two ways as a wide receiver and cornerback as he featured in the playoff games. By the end of high school, Glenn had posted 14 receptions for 416 yards and four touchdowns.

Overall, as the team’s co-captain, he could bag the second-team All-district honors in 1991.


As the days went by, Glenn’s passion for football grew, and he enrolled at Ohio State University. In the meantime, the university had selected players Raymont Harris and Eddie George, and they started the season with Glenn as a redshirt.

In the beginning, Glenn was featured as the backup for the wide receiver Chris Sanders where he played a total of 10 games. During the team, he maintained a record of 8 receptions for 156 yards with a 19.5-yard average.

Advancing to the sophomore, he stood as the backup for both Sanders and Joey Galloway again in a total of ten games. Likewise, he had recorded 7 receptions for 110 yards with a 15.7-yard average.

However, a year later, Glenn successfully set a record for 64 receptions in 1,411 yards and 17 touchdowns.

That was the same year where he appeared in a total of 13 games, among which he started 12. Overall, he had the highest number of yards-per-reception of 22 with a total of 20 catches.

Not to mention, his breakthrough came against the University of Pittsburgh as he made 9 receptions for 253 yards, 4 touchdowns, and a two-point conversion.

Altogether, he ended the season with first-team All-American and bagged the Fred Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top wide receiver. By the end, Glenn had played 32 matches in the school with 79 receptions for 1,677 yards.

Terry Glenn | Professional Career

New England Patriots

In the 1996 NFL Draft, New England Patriots signed in Glenn in the first round with seventh. Their contract deal was worth $12 million for six years.

The Year 1996

During Glenn’s rookie year, he suffered an injury in his midway training camp, which displeased Patriots head coach Bill Parcells. Hence, Parcells referred to Glenn as a “she” as he even missed the season-opening game against the Miami Dolphins.

In the end, the head coach did admit he was wrong with his behavior. But, overall, Glenn did not let the people go talking as he ended his rookie season perfectly with 90 interceptions with 1,132 yards, and 6 touchdowns.

Furthermore, he also led the team to Super Bowl XXXI as he became the first player in NFL history to have 90 interceptions in the rookie season. Besides, Glenn was named to the 1997 Pro Bowl as a second alternate.

The Year 1997

Advancing to the next year, things got rough for Glenn as he simultaneously suffered injuries. To illustrate, Glenn was sidelined for seven games due to his ankle injury, while he missed out on seven others due to his hamstring injury.

The very same year, head coach Bill Parcells too left the Patriots. After his recovery, he returned against Green Bay Packers, where he posted 7 receptions for 163 yards.

Likewise, during the match in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, they faced the Pittsburgh Steelers, which came as a loss, and at the same time, Glenn suffered from a broken collarbone.

As a result, Glenn recorded 27 receptions for 431 yards and 2 touchdowns for the whole season.

New England Patriots
New England Patriots

The Year 1998

For the following year, 1998, Glenn foremost had started over with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he posted 193 yards. Plunging deeper was a series of injuries that first came from a Hamstring injury in the sixth game, followed by a broken ankle in the fifteenth game.

In the bargain, his injury came with New York Jets and St. Louis Rams, as on December 18, he totally sat on the injured list. Altogether, he had only appeared in 10 games where he had a record of 50 receptions for 792 yards and 3 touchdowns.

The Year 1999

The Year 1999 came as an unstable year for Glenn due to his various incidents; anyway, let’s start with the foremost phase.

During the beginning of the season and till the midway, Glenn had featured in a total of 14 games with 69 receptions for 1,147 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Additionally, against the Cleveland Browns on October 3, he set a franchise record of 13 receptions for 214 yards.

With things being quite fine, the day against the Buffalo Bills (the fifteenth game) came as an unfortunate event with suffering from flu and having to be sidelined for the rest of the season finale.

Alongside his sideline during the match with Buffalo Bills, he was also suspended by the head coach Pete Carroll for the rest of the season, as he missed his treatment.

The very year, on November 24, Glenn was reported to touch a woman inappropriately in the nightclub, and the following day, as he got three hours late for the practice, it was seen that he was speeding.

The Year 2000

Right at the start of the season, Glenn was put into the NFL’s substance abuse program after testing positive for marijuana. Jumping straight to November, Glenn dealt a $50 million contract extension for six years to include an $11.5 million signing bonus.

Right after it, in December, Glenn, alongside his teammates Ty Law and Troy Brown, spent a night in Buffalo due to the no-flight cause of bad weather. They were seen in Canada’s strip club the next day, where Ty law was arrested for ecstasy possession.

Altogether, they were really late to attending the meeting with their team. Despite these events, Glenn maintained 79 receptions for 963 yards and 6 touchdowns as he started 16 games. Additionally, he has also been titled the best wide receiver on the team.

The Year 2001

Like his previous years, 2001 was also filled with loads of offfield cases, including a domestic violence case. In May, Glenn had a domestic violence issue due to which his team (Patriots) held out his $10 million in bonuses; however, the woman denied the charge.

Thus, later he was out of the training camp to make things right in his personal love life. August’s month was chaos, first starting to skip the NFL’s mandatory substance abuse test.

As a result, Glenn was given a suspension and was asked to return for the test or gain additional charges.

Following it, he had many practice days in skip beat, thus, earning himself a season-long suspension. Amidst the chaos, Bill Belichick deactivated him from the team due to his disputes with the management members and his injuries.

Overall, Glenn was only present in the four games for the team that season where he had his first career touchdown pass thrown by Tom Brady against the San Diego Chargers.

Furthermore, for his highlights, he had 14 receptions for 204 yards and one touchdown with no participation in the Super Bowl XXXVI and other regular matches.

Green Bay Packers

Right after the season ended, the Patriots traded Glenn to Green Bay Packers in exchange for Jarvis Green and Bryant McNeal.

With the commencement of 2002, Glenn entered the practice camp where he hyper-extended his right knee in July and had a hamstring injury in August.

Therewith, he missed out on two weeks of practice time, ending the season with 15 played games. Overall, he had 56 receptions for 817 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Green Bay Packers 
Green Bay Packers

Dallas Cowboys

In the year 2003, Green Bay Packers treated Glenn to Dallas Cowboys for Andy Lee. The year came out smoothly as he starred in the playoff leading the team pairing with Joey Galloway. At the beginning of the season, Glenn had 52 receptions for 754 yards and 5 touchdowns.

The Year 2004

Things were smooth in 2004 until his sixth gameplay against the Green Bay Packers, where he sprained his right foot. After he was kept on the injured reserve list, Quincy Morgan played in Glenn’s place, backing Keyshawn Johnson.

Hence, Glenn closed the season’s chapter with 24 receptions for 400 yards (16.7-yard avg.) and 2 touchdowns.

The Year 2005

This year Glenn had posted his best 63 receptions for 1,136 yards with 7 touchdowns. Similarly, the match against Kansas City Chiefs came with 6 receptions for 157 yards and one touchdown.

The Year 2006

Firstly, Glenn extended his contract with the Cowboys, which was worth $20 million. Secondly, Glenn starred beside wide receiver Terrell Owens. By the end of the season, he had posted a 1,000-yard season, 70 receptions, and 6 touchdowns.

The Year 2007

Glenn underwent arthroscopic knee surgery during the 2007 preseason; thus, he missed fifteen games in the first half of the season. Far until Week 17, only he could make his season’s debut after his absence in Week 15’s Philadelphia Eagles match and Week 16’s match in Carolina.

As he played against the Washington Redskins in Week 17; but he didn’t record any numbers this year. Additionally, as Glenn struggled with his right knee, the Cowboys released him on July 25, 2008. Therewith, Glenn did not play since that very day.

Terry Glenn | Awards, Highlights & Stats

  • Super Bowl champion (XXXVI)
  • Pro Bowl (1999)
  • First-team All-Big Ten (1995)
  • Consensus All-American (1995)
  • Fred Biletnikoff Award (1995)
  • UPI AFC Rookie of the Year (1996)
  • UPI Second-Team All-AFC (1996)
  • SI Rookie of the Year (1996)
  • New England Patriots All-1990s Team
Dallas Cowboys 
Dallas Cowboys
Receptions 593
Receiving yards 8,823
Receiving touchdowns 44

Net Worth

As of 2021, Terry Glenn is reported to have a net worth of $27 million. As we look back into his contract details, he made $12 million with England Patriots, which was later extended to $50 million. Additionally, he had $20.0 million with the Cowboys.

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Terry Glenn | Personal Life

Glenn had two wives, Kimberly Combs and Verina LeGrand. In 2001, Glenn was accused of domestic violence against Combs, the mother of his three children, but later denied it.

Additionally, if we look into his social account, Glenn’s bio reads as engaged with Verina LeGrand, who is a model and a photographer.

All in all, Glenn had six children (three sons and three daughters), Terry Jr., Christian, Greyson, Natalie, Vennessa, and Samantha.

According to his children, Glenn was a wonderful father, cheering and warmth, giving the person to his own children and 83 Kids Foundation’s children.

Terry founded the 83 Kids foundation to establish a caring and loving environment by educating current and potential foster care parents for kids.

Instagram @atetre
Twitter @terry_glenn


Terry Glenn died on November 20, 2017, in Irving, Texas, United States. As per the story, the player was driving through State Highway 114 with his fiancee on his way back home.

Glenn hit a concrete barrier during the journey as he went out of the lane and was immediately taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he dies at around 12 a.m.

However, his fiancee had some minor injuries. The police investigated the case as they found marijuana in his system while his blood-alcohol level was twice more than the legal limit.

Additionally, Glenn’s son, Terry Glenn Jr., died at the age of 22 during the thanksgiving party in Columbus. It was just two years after his father died as he overdosed on an accidental drug after an emotional tweet about his late father.

Terry Glenn FAQs

Did Terry Glenn get a Super Bowl ring? What is his Madden rating?

The late Terry Glenn did not receive a Super Bowl ring as during that time, he had gone through injuries; thus, he was sidelined. As for his Madden rating, he stood 88th overall. 

Where did Terry Glenn live?

Terry Glenn lives used to live in Westlake, Texas. 

How much is Terry Glenn’s card worth?

Terry Glenn’s football cards’ value starts from $1 too much more. 

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What jersey number does Terry Glenn wear?

Terry Glenn wore jersey numbers 88 and 83. 

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