Texas A&M football: 30 greatest players of all-time

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M Aggies. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M Aggies. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) /
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Aaron Glenn
Aaron Glenn. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

Stats – Nine interceptions (two returned for touchdowns), 33 passes defended, 19 punt returns, 383 yards, two touchdowns

Accolades – Consensus All-American in 1993, First-Team All-Southwest Conference in 1992 and 1992, Texas A&M Athletics Hall of Fame, Runner-up for Jim Thorpe Award in 1993

Team signature moment – Won the Southwest Conference Championship in both 1992 and 1993.

Aaron Glenn is the definition of a cover cornerback. It’s a shame he only got to spend two seasons with the Aggies, but boy, did he make a difference. The Aggie defense in the early 1990s was a ferocious unit full of future NFL players. They had elite players at every level of defense. Glenn was the rock in the back, setting a SWC record in 1992 with 20 pass deflections.

He was also an incredibly dangerous punt returner. Glenn led the nation with over 19 yards per return in 1993. He and the Wrecking Crew defense were a major reason the team won the Southwest Conference Championship in both of Glenn’s years in College Station.

Glenn went on to be the No. 12 pick in the 1994 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. He played 15 seasons in the NFL from 1994-08 and made the Pro Bowl and All-Pro teams three times in his career. He had 41 interceptions, six forced fumbles and eight defensive touchdowns.

Glenn has gone on to be a coach in the NFL and is currently the secondary coach for the New Orleans Saints, a position he has held since 2016. The Cincinnati Bengals tried to interview him for their defensive coordinator position this offseason, but were blocked by the Saints from doing so. He may get that promotion in the very near future.