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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 8, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2011 9:42 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

The NFL is at fault for this? He had a heart attack. He was overweight. Did the NFL prod him into having those extra helpings during dinner? 



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2011 9:37 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Awful news. My condolences to his family and friends.



Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 9:35 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Just tragic to go at 42. Isee he went back to school & earned his degree in 2010. Sounds like he had his life together. Good by Chester.



Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2011 9:18 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Don't they teach spelling in Philly?



Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2011 9:17 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

All you who bashed the players during the lock-out take notice.  This is exactly why the players deserve more.  They are literally shortening their lives for the game.  The owners sacrifice NOTHING, the greedy slobs.




Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2011 9:01 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Nfl football player continues to have the shortest life expectancy of any profession in this country, including coal miners and other historically dangerous occupations. This is a serious issue and very sad for mcglocktons family, rest in peace big fella



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 8:43 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Rest in peace, Chester.



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 8:05 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

This is absolutely shocking and saddening news. We often dined at the same restaurant owned by a mutual friend in San Francisco and we'd kid each other about weight after he heard my wife call me out for ordering desert after a big meal and wagged his finger at me. Chester immediately got the same treatment from one of his teamates and we all had a good laugh.

He had a larger-than-life personality that dominated any room he was in. People just naturally gravitated to him.

I was so happy for his success on The Farm and I was certain that his high football IQ and dedication to learning was going to eventually lead to a head coach position.

Four Pro-Bowl selctions, respected by his teammates and greatly admired and appreciated by his student-athletes. A huge legacy for the big man. He will be missed by all who knew him.






Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2011 7:51 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

This story unfortunately is like one of very many over the years with NFL Players dying way before their times. It's not limited to big burly linemen either. You hear of thin WR's like former Bengals WR Dan Ross passing away in their 40's too. I have very fond memories of Chester having a high motor and intense drive to succeed. I am also happy to know he stayed productive professionally  and out of trouble when his career ended. RIP Mr. Chester McGlockton ! Your contributions on the field are remembered by those who watched !



Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 6:55 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Despite some negative blogs about Chester Mcglockton we need to realize that passing away at 42 years of age is much to young to leave this world.  God Bless his family during this time and may he and his family rest in peace.  He was a great football player and even if we aren't Raiders fans, Chiefs fans,  Broncos fans or Jets fans we should show the respect that bhe deserves by making a career as a professional athlete and family man.  RIP - Godspeed to your family!



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