Howard Glenn
Position(s) : offensive guard Jersey #(s):
Born: (1934-09-26)September 26, 1934
Died: October 9, 1960(1960-10-09) (aged 26)
Career Information
Year(s): 19601960
College: Linfield College
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Career Highlights and Awards
  • The only player to die of injuries sustained in an AFL regular season game

Howard Earl Glenn (September 26, 1934 - October 9, 1960) was an American collegiate and Professional 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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