Former National Football League (NFL) star Terry Glenn has died in a car crash, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Mac Engel.
Engel on Monday reported that Glenn “was killed in a car wreck” in Irving, Texas, citing the city’s fire department.
“Member of Irving FD told me that former #Cowboys #Patriots & #OhioSt WR Terry Glenn was killed in a car wreck in Irving,” he tweeted.
SportsDay on Monday reported that Glenn lived in Lewisville, Texas before his death, noting that details about the accident that killed him were not immediately known.
The Dallas County medical examiner’s office on Monday said that he was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital after the incident, where he died around 12 a.m. local time.
Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Tony Casillas on Monday voiced sadness over Glenn’s passing on Twitter.
“Asking for prayers for Terry Glenn’s family he passed away this morning from car accident prayers for his fiancee,” he tweeted alongside three praying emojis.
Asking for prayers for Terry Glenn's family he passed away this morning from car accident prayers for his fiancée 🙏🙏🙏— tony casillas (@tccasillas) November 20, 2017
Sports Illustrated on Monday reported that Glenn, who played as a wide receiver, was 43 when he died.
Glenn played for 12 seasons in the NFL, playing for the New England Patriots, the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys before exiting the league in 2008.
The football player spent his last five seasons with the Cowboys, and prior to entering the NFL he was an All-American at Ohio State University (OSU).
Glenn was named the best wide receive in U.S. college football during his 1995 season with OSU, taking home the Fred Biletnikoff Award that denotes that honor.
The athlete was then drafted by the Patriots during the first round of the 1996 NFL draft and he caught 90 passes during his debut season, setting what was then a league record.
The wide receiver ultimately notched 593 receptions for 8,823 yards and 44 touchdowns across his NFL career.