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Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Posted on: November 30, 2011 12:51 pm
Edited on: November 30, 2011 3:00 pm
 

(Photo credit: Stanford Athletics)

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Stanford has confirmed that Cardinal assistant coach and former Clemson and Los Angeles Raiders defensive line great Chester McGlockton died Tuesday evening after suffering a major heart attack. McGlockton was 42.

The Cardinal athletic department released the following statement:
Chester McGlockton, who has served on Stanford’s Football staff for the past two seasons, passed away overnight. He was 42 years old.

“Everyone in the Stanford Football family is deeply saddened by the passing of Chester McGlockton,” said Stanford head coach David Shaw. “For the past two seasons, Chester has been a valuable member of our football staff and a wonderful friend to us all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chester’s wife Zina and their two children.”

A native of Whiteville, N.C., Mr. McGlockton was in his second season on the Stanford coaching staff as a defensive assistant. A first round pick (16th overall) of the Los Angeles Raiders in 1992, Mr. McGlockton played 12 seasons in the NFL with the Raiders (1992-97), Kansas City Chiefs (1998-00), Denver Broncos (2001-02) and New York Jets (2003). He made all four of his Pro Bowl appearances while with the Raiders (1994, ’95, ’96 and ’97).

A three-year standout at Clemson, Mr. McGlockton earned his undergraduate degree from Tennessee-Martin in 2010.
A punishing defensive tackle, McGlockton was one of the anchors for Clemson's fearsome '89, '90, and '91 defenses, leading the ACC in sacks as a true freshman and finishing with 20.5 for his career. In 1991, McGlockton was named first-team all-ACC as the Tigers' No. 1-ranked rushing defense propelled Clemson to the ACC title--still the Tigers' most recent conference championship.

As a pro, McGlockton's best season came in 1994, when he earned one of his four Raiders Pro Bowl appearances by racking up a
a career-high 9 1/2 sacks with three forced fumbles and 48 tackles.

 "The thoughts and prayers of the Raider Nation are with the McGlockton family during this difficult time," said Raiders CEO Amy Trask.

McGlockton was inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame earlier this year.
Comments

Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2011 12:56 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Dont use CBS as a religious forum, keep your crazy bible babble for another site! We like to talk sports here and dont want to listen to some Jesus freak babble about his beliefs, this story is about Chester McGlockton...keep it that way. Rip Chester



Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2011 12:54 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Another 40 yr old ex lineman dead.  Hasn't the NFL picked up on the trend yet?  RIP.



Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2011 11:38 am
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Heaven and Hell are very real places. Regardless of what football team you support the reality is that 10 out of 10 people die. The Bible makes it very clear that it is appointed for a man once to die and after that face the judgement. The question is what must one do in order to go to heaven. The things that you must do to get into heaven is repent which means turn from your sin (lying, looking with lust, using God's name in vain, etc.) and turn to God and by faith alone put your trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ.



Since: May 27, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 10:42 am
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Of course there is a heave or hell...ask a Browns fan!!



Since: Jan 27, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 9:11 am
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Man you need help



Since: Dec 1, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 8:11 am
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Sad news this morning about a great college and NFL player. 
My heart truly is heavy for his wife and children today, along with all his family who were his true fans, along with the rest of us. 



Since: Dec 1, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 8:11 am
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Sad news this morning about a great college and NFL player. 
My heart truly is heavy for his wife and children today, along with all his family who were his true fans, along with the rest of us. 



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2011 7:25 am
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

So sad.  A very good player and person.  And one of those guys who if you met him in person, you quickly realized he was just "too big for his body."  His head, neck, hands, wrists, etc were all just enormous and I'm confident he could open a can of soup without a utensil.  That being said, a really nice and articulate guy as well.  Definitely going to be missed! 



Since: Oct 22, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 7:20 am
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Man, I remember watching this dude play for the Raiders, with those games against the Broncos were legendary, and the Chiefs, Chargers n Seahawks.  I used to love seeing John Elway's face, after big chester planted on top of him.  He's a big part why I still can't stand the Broncos to this day.  RIP hommie... this dude was a rock star



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2011 6:42 am
 

Republicanman

If people who go to heaven use a corpse as a soapbox, then drag me straight to hell.


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