A longtime NFL safety has passed away at the age of 62 following a battle with cancer.
Nesby Glasgow, who played 14 NFL seasons, died this week. The longtime NFL defensive back passed away following a battle with stomach cancer.
“Rest in peace, Nesby Glasgow,” Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted. “Nesby was our starting safety for nine seasons, including the ’87 division champ team. He also scouted for us. Nesby was a good man, and our hearts and prayers go out to his family.”
Rest in peace, Nesby Glasgow. Nesby was our starting safety for nine seasons, including the '87 division champ team. He also scouted for us. Nesby was a good man, and our hearts and prayers go out to his family.
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) February 26, 2020
Glasgow played for the Indianapolis Colts and the Seattle Seahawks. The Colts drafted the free safety in the eighth round of the 1979 NFL Draft. Glasgow went on to play in 205 NFL games.
The former University of Washington star played for the Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts from 1979-87. He ended his career with the Seattle Seahawks, playing for the franchise from 1988-92.
Sad news tonight that former Husky and Seahawk Nesby Glasgow has died after a battle with cancer at age 62. Glasgow a key part of UW’s 1978 Rose Bowl team and played for Seahawks from 1988-92.
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) February 26, 2020
“The Seahawks family is deeply saddened by the passing of legend Nesby Glasgow. Nesby was a champion in the community and he will be missed by many,” the Seahawks tweeted.
Our thoughts are with Nesby’s friends and family. May he rest in peace.