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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.
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Injuries Rule
Since: Nov 12, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:56 pm
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Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:54 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Sorry to hear about Chester. Enjoyed watching him as a player and he did a good job at Stanford. He will be missed.



Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:49 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

Sorry to hear about this death but I bet it was steroid related

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Thousands of men in there 40's die of heart attacks every year, heredity and diet are the causes in almost all the cases.    


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Since: Nov 12, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:47 pm
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Since: Sep 9, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:37 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

RIP Chester. You were a great Raider and a man of great character and honor. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and children during this difficult time



Since: Nov 30, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:33 pm
 

Stanford assistant, Clemson great McGlockton dies

The bashing of Al and assumptions as to why McGlockton died? I was once told if I didn't have anything good to say not to say anything at all. Beings I have nothing good to say to you I will stop now.



Since: Jul 6, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:32 pm
 

Clemson, Raiders great Chester McGlockton dies

you are an idiot

 




Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:19 pm
 

Stanford assistant, Clemson great McGlockton dies

Yeah Al Davis should have been gone from the 20 years ago, talk about a guy that was out of it. Sorry to hear about this death but I bet it was steroid related.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:15 pm
 

Stanford assistant, Clemson great McGlockton dies

And the list of under 55-60 year old football players dieing grows longer.  RIP Chester...I remember hearing your name said by Madden and Al Michaels several times when I was a kid.  Kick Al a few times for his stupidity for me...k?


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