Former NFL safety Nesby Glasgow died after a battle with stomach cancer, according to multiple reports. He was 62.
Glasgow was reportedly diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2018.
Glasgow played 14 NFL seasons, including nine with the Colts (1979-87) and five with the Seattle Seahawks (1988-92). Glasgow played four seasons for the Baltimore Colts before the franchise moved to Indianapolis.
Ten of his 15 career interceptions came during his time in Baltimore. Glasgow also was the team’s main kickoff and punt returner during his first two NFL seasons.
“Rest in peace, Nesby Glasgow,” Colts owner Jim Irsay wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. “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.”
Glasgow started 114 of 128 games played for the Colts. With Seattle, he had three interceptions in 77 games (31 starts).
The Seahawks expressed their condolences on Twitter:
“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.”
Glasgow was a college star at Washington prior to his NFL career. He helped the Huskies win the Pac-8 title in 1977 and capped off his college career with an interception with 32 seconds left to preserve a 27-20 win over Michigan in the Rose Bowl.
Glasgow was an eighth-round pick by the Colts in the 1979 NFL Draft.