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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
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(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.
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Since: Jan 26, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 6:44 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Rest In Peace Chester McGlockton

He was a very good defensive tackle and I always wanted the Washington Redskins to get him, but it never happened. I liked watching him play and thought he was one of the top 5 guys at his position in the NFL during his playing days with the Oakland Raiders!  



Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2011 6:09 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

R.I.P chester you were good on and off the fieldCry



Since: Nov 11, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 6:02 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Thanks, great post.



Since: Nov 30, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 5:49 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Please dont group all of us philli fans together go back a page and see what i wrote the dude who made all those remarks about this man who brought terror to QB's and made OC take in account where he was on the field, I loved watching him chase down QB's and i hated him for chasing R Cunningham and R Peete around, he was a great college football player and a great NFL player, i pray for the raider nation for all there pain this year and i pray for the family, there is nothing any of us can do to bring your husband your father back but we can stop making stupid comments about a man who cant defend himself. And you know what the same jerks making smart ##s comments about him wouldnt do it to his face so be a coward and a internet tuff guy and do it on here. God Speed Big Man im sure you and god are argueing about him being a Saints fan lololo get it saints fan lolo     but please dont group all philli fans together I been one since 74.




Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2011 5:27 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

too  young to leave us r.i.p. chester



Since: Jun 3, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2011 5:22 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Everyone "The phillies Fan" that was ripping Chester is not really a phillies fan, nor an African-American. In actuality its just hate trying to spread its evil. The user will get deleated only to pop up again, the sociopath will consume itself.



Since: Sep 29, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2011 5:17 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Ex-NFL players dying way too young is becoming an epidemic. Obviously conditioning and diet played a part in Chesters untimely passing. Weighing in excess of 300 pounds puts a tremendous stress on your heart and joints. Although this is very sad it opens our eyes to the ruthless nature of the business. Players are literally left for dead once they stop making money for the cash cow of the nfl.



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 5:13 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Very sad news, as a Charger fan, I hated seeing him in our backfield...lol...he was a great football players and a great competitor.

The world lost a great member of football today.

RIP...



Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 5:08 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

settle down there.  Steelers fans talking smack is a huge generalization and for you to go to the extent you just did makes you seem as childish and irresposible as the steroid comment! RIP Chester.



Since: Sep 1, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2011 4:42 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

one of the great players from an era of football I closely identify with...  very sad.


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