Terry Glenn Jr., the son of former Cowboys wide receiver Terry Glenn, was found dead at his Ohio home Thursday from an apparent accidental drug overdose. Glenn Jr., 22, was found in his bathroom while he was celebrating Thanksgiving with his family, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
His father, who played with the Cowboys from 2003 to the end of his career in 2006, was killed two years ago in a single-car crash in Irving while he was driving on State Highway 114 and struck a concrete barrier.
The day of Glenn Jr.’s death, he tweeted about his father.
Earlier that day, Glenn Jr. had been tweeting about his father, Terry Glenn, who died almost 2 years ago to the day in a horrific car crash on the way home from a Dallas Cowboys game on Nov. 20, 2017. Toxicology later revealed Glenn Sr. had a .165 blood-alcohol level at the time of the crash.
“I miss him so much,” Glenn Jr. tweeted … “This time of the year is the hardest by far man… this was his holiday and the last one got cut short right before we were allllll gonna be together… really just wonder why.”
He also tweeted, “Thanksgiving was my dads favorite game to play in as a Cowboy and you best believe ya boy was always right there in the stands.”
Glenn Sr. was the 7th overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft — taken by the New England Patriots after an impressive run at Ohio State.
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Terry Jr.’s death follows a tragic family legacy. His grandmother was murdered by a former boyfriend when Terry Sr. was just 13 years old.
The elder Glenn lived with relatives before eventually becoming a ward of the state of Ohio. He went on to become a star football player at Ohio State and eventually made it to the NFL.
Terry Glenn Sr. was the 7th overall pick of the 1996 NFL Draft and played 12 seasons in the NFL with the Patriots, Packers and Cowboys.
Before playing in the Super Bowl in 1997 with the Patriots, Glenn Sr. told Sports Illustrated that 10 of his close friends and relatives had died since his mother’s murder, including two cousins and an uncle, who were both shot to death.
Glenn Sr. also said many of his loved ones had turned to drugs, and now, his son who shares his name has died at the age of 22 from an accidental drug overdose.