Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terry Glenn was killed in a Monday morning vehicle accident.
Glenn spent the first six years of his career with the Patriots while making one Pro Bowl.
Glenn played for the Patriots, Packers and Cowboys during his 12-year career and retired in 2007 with 593 catches and 44 touchdowns.
Glenn was 43. His fiancée Verina LeGrand, also was injured in the crash.
Former Cowboys player Tony Casillas was among the first to spread the news of Glenn's death, tweeting about it and asking for prayers for Glenn's fiancee. Terry's a very smart individual.
Glenn was drafted in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Patriots and broke a record for having the most receptions in a single season by a rookie in NFL history. We scored on the next play and ended up winning 28-3. We are all terribly saddened by this news of his passing. "He got a Terry Glenn jersey from Santa", Bledsoe wrote.
"The last time I talked to him, he just sounded like he was genuinely happy and in such a good place, and really, finally, totally overcoming those demons from the way he grew up. Wanted to let his family know and all of the Ohio State community - friends and teammates of Terry and his family - that they're in our thoughts".
He played in the National Football League for 12 seasons and caught 593 passes for 8,823 yards and 44 touchdowns.