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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 23, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2011 6:09 am
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

RIP Chester! You were a good 'un!



Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2011 4:28 am
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

chester was one of the best clemson defensive lineman of all time... a truly good person and a family man. he will be missed by the entirity of folks who knew and admired him. i feel terrible for his wife and two children . rest in peace big fella . 



Since: Jul 4, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2011 2:35 am
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

If there is an afterlife or not we will know one day .



Since: Oct 18, 2010
Posted on: December 1, 2011 1:50 am
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

republican man, there is no such thing as heaven or hell so cut the BS.



Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2011 12:48 am
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Wow! That is really sad that someone that young died when no one expected it. My prayers are with Chester's family and his loved ones. This is definately a tragedy that was very unexpected. I definitely feel bad about the loss of Chester, but I do know one thing that he would say now. Do not miss heaven. Many people today think that they are good enough to go into heaven, but the Bible says that we have to be perfect, just as our heavenly father is perfect. If you have ever lied, stolen, looked with lust, and used God's name in vain then by your own admission, you would be a liar, thief, blasphemous, adulterer at heart. God is a holy and just judge and he must punish sin. So if God were to judge you by the 10 commandments, he would find you guilty and that would mean that he would send you to Hell forever. God is good and loving where 2000 years ago he sent his only son Jesus Christ into the world. Jesus Christ was fully God and fully man and he lived the perfect, sinless life which neither you or I could live. 30-33 years into his earthly existence he died on the cross to pay the penalty of your sin. Jesus died because without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sin. Three days later he rose up from the dead forever conquering sin and death. All you have to do is repent which means turn from your sin and turn to God and by faith alone put your trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Put your trust in the finished work of Christ like you put your trust in a seat belt, which saves you in case you get into a car accident. Please, think of these things while you still have time, because there is nothing more important than your eternal salvation.



Since: Sep 1, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 11:43 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

@wsmjeep - he hadn't played since 2004 and was no where near his playing weight.  Nothing to do with the NFL fool.



Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 10:52 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

hey dumbass,he had a heart attack,he wasn't on the street,big people have heart disease,sad for his family,,greed had nothing to do with this, go to college ,earn your degree and plan for the future , Big Chester was doing that, you are typical bitcher with no clue.



Since: Feb 4, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 10:52 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Rest In Peace Chester McGlockton and May your Spirit lift you to the Heavens and our thoughts and prayers are with the McGlockton Family during these difficult times.



Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 10:45 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

reallly,are you saying the nfl should watch over him ,full time, look at the picture ,he was not even close to his playing weight



Since: Oct 20, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2011 10:05 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and the families of the players he coaches.  One of my assistant coaches died tragically in a car accident a few yeras ago and telling the players was one of the hardest things I had to do.  


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