Terry Glenn made a name for himself during his 12 years in the NFL. He played six seasons for the New England Patriots, one season for the Green Bay Packers, and five seasons with the Dallas Cowboys before retiring in 2007, according to ESPN.

Glenn was also known for being the wide receiver to catch Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s first professional touchdown pass:

His illustrious career included almost 9,000 receiving yards and 44 touchdowns, ESPN reported, but Glenn’s reputation was also marred by multiple arrests over the years which spurred from assault, public intoxication, public urination, possession of marijuana, auto theft of a rental car, and driving under the influence. But the former football player was seemingly getting his life back on track — he had not been arrested since 2011.

Sadly, the 43-year-old passed away after he was ejected from his vehicle early Monday morning.

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According to TMZ, Glenn and a passenger were involved in a single car accident in Irving, Texas. First responders pronounced him dead at the scene.

The passenger, reported to be Glenn’s fiancée, Verina LeGrand, The Associated Press reported, survived the accident. The pair had recently become engaged; a video posted to Twitter just hours after the news broke of his passing shows Glenn proposing to LeGrand:

According to the AP, LeGrand was admitted to the intensive care unit following the accident. Her family members took to Facebook to offer prayers for LeGrand:

And former teammates remembered Glenn:

ESPN producer Jason Romano pointed out on Twitter that Glenn’s children were the most important thing to the father of five:

Glenn’s eldest son, Terry Glenn Jr., also took to Twitter following his dad’s passing:

In 2016, Glenn founded 83Kids, a nonprofit serving foster children whose mission is to “bring hope and awareness to the foster care system but also to enrich the self-esteem of our displaced youth in order to create a mindset of a better life.”

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