In his senior season
at UTC, Terrell was named first-team All-Southern Conference and set
a school record by catching a pass in 11 consecutive games.
10 starts for San Francisco in 1996 were the most by a 49ers rookie receiver
since Gene Washington’s 14 in 1969.
touchdown reception against the Green Bay Packers in the 1998 playoffs was dubbed
the “Redemption Catch.” It was the successor to “The
Catch” by Dwight Clark that sent the 49ers to the 1981 NFC title
Terrell won the
celebrity slam-dunk competition at the 2000 NBA All-Star Game
Terrell had a record-breaking
day on December 17, 2000 with 20 catches for 283 yards versus the Chicago Bears.
His reception total surpassed the 50-year-old mark held by Tom Fears.
Terrell made the
most of his two catches against the New Orleans Saints in January of 2001. The pair
of receptions covered 166 yards, and both went for touchdowns.
Terrell was inducted
into the UTC Hall of Fame in 2002.
Prior to a 2004
game with the Detroit Lions, Terrell received emails from members of the Navy
and Air Force stationed in the Middle East, asking him to perform a
salute should he score a touchdown. He delivered after
a 29-yard TD reception in the first quarter. Terrell put the ball on
the ground, stomped on it and let the troops know they were in his thoughts.
When Terrell was suspended by the Eagles in 2005, he ranked third in the NFL with 47 receptions and 763 receiving yards, and was tied for second with six touchdown catches.
Terrell started the 2005 campaign with a pair of 100-yard receiving games. In turn, he became the first Eagle to do this since Harold Jackson in 1972.
Terrell cracked the all-time Top 10 in pass receptions and receiving yards during the 2007 season.
Terrell’s 15 TD receptions in 2007 broke the Dallas team record held by Frank Clarke.
Terrell tied Bob Hayes’s Dallas record with four touchdown catches in a 2007 game against the Washington Redskins.
Terrell’s first catch for the Bills in 2009 moved him past Andre Reed into the NFL’s Top 20 all-time pass catchers.
In 2009, Terrell became the oldest NFL player to have a touchdown reception of more than 80 yards.
Terrell is the only player to score a TD against each of the NFL’s 32 teams.
In 2009, Terrell unveiled his own iPhone app.
refer to Terrell by his initials, T.O., but he also has another telling
nickname: “Exposure,” as in always seeking it.
Terrell says the
NFL might as well stand for “No Freakin' Loyalty.”
Terrell is a two-time
winner of the 100-yard race at the Superstars competition, which features
top athletes in a variety of sports.
In 2002, Terrell
played five games for the Adirondack Wildcats of the United States Basketball
in merchandising at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.
Terrell has a son
named Terique. The boy lives with his mother.
Alice, has Alzheimer's disease and has to be watched constantly. He
worked his infamous Sharpie incident into a way to support her and
others who suffer with the condition. The company pledged money for
every touchdown he scored to the Alzheimer's Association. Terrell and Mike Martz have testified in front of a United Sates Senate
Committee about the effects of the disease.
During the 2006 season, Terrell wrote a children’s book called Little T Learns to Share.
Terrell has passed Chris Carter on the all-time receiving touchdowns list. He now trails only Jerry Rice.
In 2009, Terrell teamed with model Joannan Krupa in a revamped version of ABC's The Superstars. He left after three episodes to report to training camp.
In 2010, Terrell made his acting debut in the film Dysfunctional Friends, a Big Chill-style movie about a reunion of old friends at a funeral.