Stanford assistant, NFL Pro Bowl lineman McGlockton dead at 42
Chester McGlockton, 42, died overnight; cause was not immediately known
McGlockton was a four-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman in the NFL
He was in his second season as a defensive assistant on the Stanford staff
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Stanford assistant coach and four-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Chester McGlockton has died.
The school said Wednesday that McGlockton died overnight. He was 42. The cause of death was not immediately announced.
"Everyone in the Stanford Football family is deeply saddened by the passing of Chester McGlockton," Stanford coach David Shaw said in a statement. "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., McGlockton starred at Clemson before being selected 16th overall by the Los Angeles Raiders in 1992. He played 12 seasons in the NFL with the Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos and New York Jets. He made all four of his Pro Bowl appearances while with the Raiders from 1994-1997.
McGlockton's best season came in 1994, when he had 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," Raiders CEO Amy Trask said.
After his playing career, McGlockton returned to school and earned his undergraduate degree from Tennessee-Martin in 2010. He had lived in San Ramon, Calif., with his wife and two children while serving as a Stanford defensive assistant the last two seasons.
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