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Glenn, Terrance
Terrance "Terry" Glenn, 43, a true son of Columbus, Ohio, passed away in a motor vehicle accident Monday, November 20, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, it was a dream come true for Terry to attend The Ohio State University. After walking on the Buckeyes football team, he went on to earn first-team All-American, first-team All-Big Ten and the Fred Biletnikoff Award for the nation's top collegiate wide receiver. Terry was drafted in the first round (seventh overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots as a junior. He immediately made an impact for New England, recording 90 receptions for 1,132 yards and 6 touchdowns in his rookie season, an NFL rookie record that won him the UPI NFL rookie of the year. Before the 2002 season, Terry joined the Green Bay Packers. Terry's talent at the wide receiver position helped the Green Bay Packers to a 12-4 record and a Playoff birth in 2002. Before the 2003 season Terry joined America's Team, the Dallas Cowboys. He finished the 2005 season with 623 receptions for 1,136 yards and 7 touchdowns (led NFL in YPC), the most receiving yards he had amassed in a single season since 1999. In 2006 he recorded another 1,000-yard season and 6 touchdowns. Terry helped lead the Cowboys to the Playoffs in 03, 06, & 07. Throughout Terry's career, he made close friends who were like his brothers. These men that made up Terry's inner circle knew Terry's humor, charm, wit in the locker room, on the field, off the field, on the golf course or just hanging out and enjoying a good laugh. Terry made friends everywhere and the best of friends became like family. When Terry hung up his cleats, he found passion in dedicating his time and seemingly limitless energy to enriching the lives of foster children through the 83 Kids Foundation. As a former foster child, Terry once said, "We, as humans, need that unconditional love that really is an unspoken feeling that hovers over a loving family. That was the thing that I missed most. Since we, as humans, are going to make "mistakes", we need that safety blanket of a loving family that won't judge you and will be there for you when the chips are down." Terry once prayed to God for five or more children and a loving family. God granted his wish and more. Terry is survived by his four sons Terrance Jr., Christian, Tatum, and Greyson; three daughters, Natalie, Samantha, and Vanessa; Verina and her children; sister, Dorothy Glenn Adams (Danny "Blue"); nieces and nephews, and many loving relatives, extended family, friends, and teammates. Terry was preceded in death by his mother Denetta Glenn and his grandmother Dorothy Glenn, who surely prepared a place for him. Our loss is heaven's gain. Memorial donations can be made to the 83 Kids Foundation, www.83kidsfnd.org.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 30, 2017
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