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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: Mar 9, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 4:40 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

RIP Chester McGlockton

watched him play when he was in Clemson, really sad news to hear, way too young.I remember him as a tenacious player and gave it all he got on the football field. So young, my prayers and condolence to the Raiders nation especially his loved ones.



Since: Feb 23, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2011 4:33 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

RIP Chester..........



Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2011 4:28 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

To those Steeler Fans talking smack on McGlckton, take a close look at the rapist...OOPS's I mean the Qb the Steeler organization has in its employment!  There is nothing that points to Chester using steroids or hitting a women.  Big Ben may not have been convicted of the sexual charges against him but would anyone want him near their daughter,sister, wife or any women at all?  Nope!!  



Since: Aug 29, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2011 4:26 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Raider Nation - Condolences from Bronco Country. I think Elway still has nightmares about him! RIP big man.




Since: Aug 9, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2011 4:22 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

RIP CHESTER!

Way to young to die, my thoughts and prayers to the family.

As for the crack head and wife beater comments, grow up loser!



Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2011 4:11 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Another Raider Great is dead, RIP Big Man!  Good thoughts to his family and close friends!  Real nice Philly Fans, its X-Mass season, isn't there a Santa Clause around to throw snow-balls at? I hadn't heard of McGlockton beating his wife or taking steroids and tried to look it up but found nothing.  Is this just Philly fans being Philly fans? All I came across was articles about his new found love for coaching and that fact he went and got his degree after football was over.  Hope it isn't true!  



Since: Nov 30, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 3:42 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies........ RIP BIG GUY





Since: Oct 13, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 3:38 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

He played for Clemson when I was there. Way too young!



Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2011 3:25 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

RIP Chester.... i loved watching you play. you're a true Raider, and will be missed by Rader Nation..




Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Such a sad day for the NFL.  We lost a great person and a great talent.  I wish hs family my condolences.....


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