Aaron Glenn

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Aaron Glenn
No. 31, 26
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-07-16) July 16, 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth: Humble, Texas
Height: 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Weight: 183 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school: Houston (TX) Nimitz
College: Texas A&M
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12
Debuted in 1994 for the New York Jets
Last played in 2008 for the New Orleans Saints
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played 205
Games started 176
Tackles 638
Interceptions 41
INT return yards 560
Touchdowns 6
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Aaron Devone Glenn (born July 16, 1972) is a former American college and professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) for fifteen seasons. He played college football for Texas A&M University, and received All-American accolades. He was originally drafted by the New York Jets in the first round of the 1994 NFL Draft, and he also played professionally for the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars and New Orleans Saints of the NFL. He was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time All-Pro.

Early years[edit]

Glenn was born in Humble, Texas.[1] He played youth football in the Humble Area Football League.[2] He attended Nimitz High School in Houston, Texas,[3] where he was a four-year letterman for the Nimitz Cougars high school football team.

College career[edit]

Glenn first attended Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas, where as a sophomore, he won all-conference and junior college All-America honors, after posting two interceptions, 60 tackles, and 15 pass deflections.

Glenn then transferred to Texas A&M University, where he played for the Texas A&M Aggies football team in 1992 and 1993. As a junior in 1992, he was the Southwest Conference (SWC) Newcomer of the Year and a first-team All-Southwest Conference selection. As a senior in 1993, he was recognized as a first-team All-SWC selection and a consensus first-team All-American.

Professional career[edit]

New York Jets[edit]

The New York Jets took Glenn with the twelfth pick in the 1994 NFL Draft,[4] and he played his first eight seasons in the NFL with the Jets, from 1994 to 2001.[5] In 1996, Glenn set the team record for longest interception return with a 100-yard touchdown against the Miami Dolphins.[6]

Houston Texans[edit]

Glenn was acquired by the Houston Texans through the 2002 NFL Expansion Draft. He would then spend three seasons with the Texans before his release after the 2004 season. He and teammate Gary Walker became the first Texans to reach the NFL Pro Bowl in 2002.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Glenn signed with the Dallas Cowboys before the 2005 season reuniting him with Bill Parcells, who coached him in New York. He played for the Cowboys from 2005 to 2006.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Glenn played for the Jaguars in the 2007 season. He started four games.

New Orleans Saints[edit]

Glenn signed with the New Orleans Saints on April 7, 2008.

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR YDS INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD
1994 NYJ 15 66 56 10 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
1995 NYJ 16 50 40 10 0.0 1 1 0 1 17 17 17 0 15
1996 NYJ 16 42 36 6 0.0 1 0 0 4 113 28 100 2 13
1997 NYJ 16 65 54 11 0.0 0 0 0 1 5 5 5 0 11
1998 NYJ 13 48 47 1 0.0 0 0 0 6 23 4 26 0 11
1999 NYJ 16 51 46 5 0.0 0 1 0 3 20 7 12 0 11
2000 NYJ 16 37 28 9 0.0 0 0 0 4 34 9 34 0 14
2001 NYJ 13 33 27 6 0.0 1 1 0 5 82 16 60 1 14
2002 HOU 16 67 56 11 1.0 0 0 0 5 181 36 70 2 18
2003 HOU 11 35 29 6 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 12
2004 HOU 16 63 55 8 0.0 1 0 0 5 40 8 23 0 14
2005 DAL 16 32 29 3 0.0 0 0 0 4 10 3 10 0 13
2006 DAL 16 22 20 2 0.0 0 0 0 1 7 7 7 0 6
2007 JAX 5 15 13 2 0.0 0 0 0 1 28 28 28 1 1
2008 NO 4 8 7 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Career 205 634 543 91 1.0 6 3 0 41 560 14 100 6 163

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Key

  • GP: games played
  • COMB: combined tackles
  • TOTAL: total tackles
  • AST: assisted tackles
  • SACK: sacks
  • FF: forced fumbles
  • FR: fumble recoveries
  • FR YDS: fumble return yards
  • INT: interceptions
  • IR YDS: interception return yards
  • AVG IR: average interception return
  • LNG: longest interception return
  • TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
  • PD: passes defensed

Retirement[edit]

After 5 seasons away from the Texans, on July 28, 2010, Glenn signed a one day contract with the Texans so he could retire as a Texan.

Coaching career[edit]

As of 2012, Glenn has held the position of General Manager with the Houston Stallions of the Texas Lone Star Football League, an indoor league comprising exclusively teams from Texas.

In June 2012, it was announced that Glenn was hired by his former team, the New York Jets, as a personnel scout.[8]

On May 18, 2014, Glenn was named the assistant defensive backs coach for the Cleveland Browns.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Football League, Historical Players, Aaron Glenn. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  2. ^ HAFL
  3. ^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Aaron Glenn. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  4. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1994 National Football League Draft. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  5. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Aaron Glenn. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  6. ^ "Reed rumbles 108 yards for NFL record | Longest interception returns by team". Pro Football Hall of Fame. November 24, 2008. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Aaron Glenn Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  8. ^ ESPNNewYork.com