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Robert Kraft: 'Terry [Glenn] was one of the most gifted receivers we have ever had'

Ryan Hannable
November 20, 2017 - 2:20 pm

On Monday morning, it was learned former Patriots receiver Terry Glenn passed away in an auto accident in Texas at the age of 43.

“We were shocked and deeply saddened by today’s news that Terry Glenn died in an auto accident,” Patriots chairman and CEO Robert Kraft said in a statement. “Terry was one of the most gifted receivers we have ever had. For so many Patriots fans, his rookie season will be remembered as one of the most impactful in franchise history. After a disappointing 6-10 finish in 1995, we drafted Terry seventh overall, and in his first year, he helped propel the Patriots to an AFC Championship and Super Bowl appearance. One of my favorite memories came when we hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers in the divisional playoff game. It was my first home playoff game as an owner and just the second home playoff game in our history. It will always be remembered for the fog that filled Foxboro Stadium that day. Yet, on the first play from scrimmage, Drew Bledsoe threw a deep pass that disappeared in the fog and reappeared 53 yards downfield in Terry Glenn’s hands. We scored on the next play and ended up winning 28-3.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Terry’s family, his former teammates and friends who mourn his loss.”

Glenn was drafted by the Patriots seventh overall in the 1996 NFL draft and went on to a 12-year pro career. In his six seasons with the Patriots (1996-2001), he played in 68 games and recorded 329 receptions for 4,669 yards and 22 touchdowns. He currently ranks eighth in team history in receiving yards and ninth in receptions.

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