Tarik Glenn
No. 78
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1976-05-25) May 25, 1976 (age 46)
Cleveland, Ohio
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:332 lb (151 kg)
Career information
High school:Oakland (CA) O'Dowd
NFL Draft:1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:154
Games started:154
Fumbles recovered:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Tarik Glenn (born May 25, 1976) is a former American football offensive tackle who spent his entire 10-year career for the Indianapolis Colts. He played college football for California, and was drafted by the Colts in the first round (19th overall) of the 1997 NFL draft. Glenn was a part of the Super Bowl XLI-winning Colts team, beating the Chicago Bears, and made three Pro Bowls during his 10-year career.

High school and college career

Glenn performed as two-way lineman at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, California, and later attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a four-year letterman and two-year starter. He started his career at defensive tackle before moving to offensive tackle in his junior year.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split Vertical jump Bench press
6 ft 5+14 in
(1.96 m)
354 lb
(161 kg)
33+58 in
(0.85 m)
9+12 in
(0.24 m)
5.75 s 1.95 s 3.35 s 23.0 in
(0.58 m)
20 reps
All values from NFL Combine[1]

He was selected with the Indianapolis Colts' first pick (#19 overall) in the 1997 NFL Draft. He started all 16 games in seven of his 10 pro seasons, missing six games in 2003 with a knee injury. He made his first Pro Bowl appearance in the 2004 season, which wound up being the first of 3 consecutive Pro Bowls that he participated in. However, when the NFL told Glenn that he would also appear in the 2006 Pro Bowl, they later informed him that he did not receive enough votes, and that he would be an alternate. Glenn did end up participating in the 2006 Pro Bowl replacing the injured Willie Roaf. Tony Dungy, who generally backed the NFL, stated that he was disappointed with the way in which the NFL handled this particular situation.

On July 24, 2007, following winning Super Bowl XLI the season before, Glenn announced his retirement, saying he had lost his passion for football.[2]

Personal life

In August 2011, Glenn became President of D.R.E.A.M. Alive, Inc., an Indianapolis-based non-profit organization founded by Glenn and his wife, Maya.

Glenn completed his BA degree in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley in 1999. He pursued a Master of Business Administration in the Executive Education program at the Purdue University Krannert School of Management, and graduated in December 2012.


  1. ^ "Tarik Glenn, Combine Results, OT - California". nflcombineresults.com. Retrieved October 19, 2022.
  2. ^ ESPN - Glenn to retire from NFL after 10-year career with Colts - NFL