Terry Glenn, a 43-year-old former Ohio State receiver, has died in a car accident near Dallas.
A Columbus native, Glenn won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s best receiver in 1995 when he caught 64 passes for 1,411 yards and 17 touchdowns (still a school record).
He also set the school record for receiving yards in a game with 253 against Pittsburgh that season.
Glenn was drafted by the New England Patriots but finished his NFL career with the Cowboys, including a pair of 1,000-yard receiving seasons.
The news marks a somber start to one of the biggest weeks of the year for Ohio State football fans as the Buckeyes are set to play at Michigan on Saturday.
Glenn’s most famous involvement in the rivalry was a pregame comment — “Michigan is nobody” — in 1995 that inspired the Wolverines to a 31-23 upset victory in Ann Arbor.
Several former Buckeyes offered their condolences on social media, including Dayton natives Kirk Herbstreit and Keith Byars.
Played with Terry for a year at Ohio State. So sorry to hear this. Just awful news. Praying for his family. 🙏🏼 https://t.co/wGrLv2jlzc— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) November 20, 2017
Buckeyes nation lost a Great Family man, Friend & Teammate. Terry Glenn...RIH pic.twitter.com/9W2OPWfWkH— Keith Byars (@KAB41) November 20, 2017
Damn terrible news about Buckeye Great and NFL Legend Terry Glenn I used to see your face everyday in the halls in college especially on the Biletnikoff Award list from Ohio State I wanted to be you RIP!— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) November 20, 2017