Howard Earl Glenn

Howard Earl Glenn

Birth
Louisville, Winston County, Mississippi, USA
Death 9 Oct 1960 (aged 26)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Louisville, Winston County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 32615668 · View Source
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Professional Football Player. He was an American football player in the American Football League (AFL), the only AFL player to die from injuries sustained in a regular season football game. Glenn was born in Vancouver, Washington and played high school football in Louisville, Kentucky. He played college football at Linfield College, where he was a tight end. In 1956, he caught a 75-yard touchdown pass and was named to the all-Northwest Conference team in 1957. In 1960, the AFL's inaugural season, Glenn joined the AFL New York Titans as an offensive guard. Glenn sustained a broken neck in the first half during a game vs. the Houston Oilers on October 9, 1960 at Jeppesen Stadium and died later that day.


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  • Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 3 Jan 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 32615668
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Howard Earl Glenn (26 Sep 1934–9 Oct 1960), Find a Grave Memorial no. 32615668, citing Louisville Cemetery, Louisville, Winston County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Peterborough K (contributor 46537737) .