The Football Fever: Terry Glenn remembered as great player, caring person

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COLUMBUS -- Former Buckeye receiving great Terry Glenn was remembered Tuesday as a great player and caring person who overcome a troubled childhood.

Glenn's mother was murdered when he was 13 years old and he dealt with a host of demons as an adult but was said to be in a good place by friends prior to his death in a car crash near Dallas.

"If people only new what he had to deal with," former high school coach Marv Whiting said. "Terry was a survivor."

Longtime friend Clifton Spinner spoke of the 83 Kids Foundation that Glenn founded in Dallas after his retirement from the NFL's Dallas Cowboys. Spinner told ABC-6, just two weeks ago Glenn was discussing expanding his mission for kids here in Central Ohio. "That was a minstry for Terry, helping foster care kids."

Former college teammates Dee Miller and Eddie George spoke of his remarkable athletic ability. He was chosen 7th overall in the 1996 NFL draft and played 11 seasons in the league with almost 9,000 receiving yards.

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