Former Dallas wide receiver Terry Glenn died in a car accident early Monday morning while returning from the AT&T Stadium after attending the Cowboys’ 37-9 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles with his fiancee Verina LeGrand.
Glenn, who was not wearing his seat belt, was thrown from the car. LeGrand was taken to Parkland Hospital with minor injuries. She was treated and released the following day.
LeGrand and Glenn were engaged in October. The two recently had a child together, Greyson, giving them a blended family of 10 children.
LeGrand, who has tentatively scheduled Glenn's services for Dec. 2 in the North Texas area, released this statement on Wednesday.
“Early Monday, November 20, I lost my husband, my soulmate, my partner and my best friend. Ohio State lost a lifelong Buckeye. The world lost number 83, a world-class wide receiver. Six months ago, we welcomed a son, Greyson, whose journey in life has just begun as his father’s has ended. As we all know, Terry Glenn embodied the best of professional football. Those close to him knew him as much more. He was a man with a vision, who had a true passion for enriching the lives of foster children. He was an amazing father to seven kids and two step-daughters. He was a great man of God with a giving heart. He was the love of my life.
“I want to thank everyone, his NFL family, close friends and fans who have extended their condolences. We thank you for your continued prayers and support during this tragic time in our lives. Those who knew Terry understand how much he cherished and protected his family and his privacy. While we appreciate the outpouring of love and kind words, we ask that you respect us in this time of grieving. As we finalize arrangements to celebrate Terry’s life, details will be forthcoming. Our loss is heaven’s gain.”