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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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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: Nov 30, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 3:17 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

As a Eagles fan Mr McGlockton was always a favorite to watch growing up a good man and a great football player. My prayers are with the family and the Raider nation. You guys have lost so much in the last couple of months. A man to die so young with a wife and children is ashame i pray for you all. It was a blast watching number 91 chasing R Cunningham around all those years was a blast.



Since: May 3, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2011 3:05 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Clasy comment malamute dad.  I just want to add he was still someone's loved one, someone's son, dad, brother, uncle, significant other and it's still a loss to them.  Enjoy as much time as possible with the people you love while you have the chance. 



Since: Nov 30, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 2:54 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

What the hell a man dies and this Philly idiot rants about crack and wife beating?  Let alone the disrespecting of Al Davis You No CLASS ASS!  I think the dumbass is thinking of Darrell Russell the rapist not Chester Mc



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Rest in peace, big fella.

One of the great names in our teams' battles.   Peace be with your family.



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2011 2:35 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Interesting that it's an Iggles fan who is attacking a dead man's character. Good thing for him that the team he roots for doesn't employ anyone of questionable character with a real sketchy past. Undecided



Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 2:27 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Typical PhillyPhan commentary. 

The only good words that come from a Philly fan are spoken when they are winning and talking about their team.  Everything else they say should be taken for what its worth (absolutely zero).

I had never once heard of Chester McGlockton using crack or beating his wife....




Since: Nov 10, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2011 2:26 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Yall are killing me with the crack head talk... Why is this the first time we are hearing this... A dead man cant defend himself!!!!


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Since: Nov 12, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 2:18 pm
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Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 2:12 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Wow!!  He was way too young to go...



Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2011 2:04 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Where does this "wife-beating crack head" stuff come from? The guy went back to college after he retired, earned a degree, lived with his wife and kids while coaching at a premier University football program.


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