It is with a heavy heart to say RIP to one of my favorite players of all time. He was the main reason that I became a Patriot fan. Growing up, I had his jersey framed above my bed. The first game that I ever went to was Packers vs Patriots in preseason with my dad. It’s hard to believe because I’ve been a Michigan fan and he went to Ohio State, but I respected how he played the game. Did he have his issues? Of course. He played at Ohio State, but that didn’t deter me from being a fan. My aunt and uncle took me to see him during training camp when he signed with the Packers. I got his autograph and was able to shake his hand. I’ll never forget that.
In school, we were working on drawing people. So we picked a famous person whether it was an athlete, movie star, etc. We drew them and the teacher would send them to the people that we would draw. The person that I drew: Terry Glenn. This guy has meant a lot for me. Especially, when people try arguing with me on being a fair weather Patriot fan. I drop the “I’ve been a fan since Terry Glenn was in the league”, then they stop talking.
Thank you for making me become a fan. Not only of yours, not only of the Patriots, but a fan of football. Rest in peace!