Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Chester McGlockton Dies

Stanford University announced that former Raiders defensive lineman Chester McGlockton died of an apparent heart attack today. McGlockton played 6 seasons for the Raiders (1992-97), before moving on to play for the Kansas City Chiefs (1998-00), Denver Broncos (2001-02) and New York Jets (2003).

“Everyone in the Stanford Football family is deeply saddened by the passing of Chester McGlockton,” said Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football David Shaw. “For the past two seasons, Chester has been a valuable member of our football staff and a wonderful friend to us all.”

The Raiders drafted McGlockton in the 1st round in 1992. He would make four Pro Bowl appearances during his 12 year NFL career.

The big defender spent the last two seasons working for Stanford as a D-line coach. Several news sources report that McGlockton woke up complaining of chest pain.

McGlockton leaves behind his wife Zina and two children. He was 42 years old.