Howard Glenn

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Howard Glenn
Date of birth (1934-09-26)September 26, 1934
Place of birth Vancouver, Washington, USA
Date of death October 9, 1960(1960-10-09) (aged 26)
Place of death Houston, Texas, USA
Career information
Position(s) Offensive guard
Uniform number 66
College Linfield College
Career history
As player
1959 CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1960 AFL New York Titans
Career stats
Seasons 1
Games 4
Games Started 0

Howard Earl Glenn (September 26, 1934 – October 9, 1960) was an American gridiron football player. He played collegiately at Linfield College and professionally with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL)[1] and in the American Football League (AFL). He was the only AFL player to die from injuries sustained in a regular season football game.[2]

Glenn was born in Vancouver, Washington, and played high school football in Louisville, Kentucky.[3][4] At Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, he played tight end and in 1956 caught a 75-yard touchdown pass. He was named to the all-Northwest Conference team in 1957.[5][6]

In 1960, the AFL's inaugural season, Glenn joined the AFL New York Titans as an offensive guard.[7] Glenn sustained a broken neck in the first half during a game[8] vs. the Houston Oilers on October 9, 1960, at Jeppesen Stadium and died later that day.[9]


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  4. ^ "Vancouver Football History". Retrieved 2008-04-05. 
  5. ^ " The Streak 1956 to 1975". Retrieved 2008-03-29. 
  6. ^ "Northwest Conference Football History" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-06-23. Retrieved 2008-03-29. 
  7. ^ "Howard Glenn". Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  8. ^ "New York Jets Howard Glenn". Archived from the original on 2008-02-03. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  9. ^ Football's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of the Great Game's Outrageous. Retrieved 2008-03-26.