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Chester McGlockton Dies

Reports said he woke with tightness in his chest and apparently suffered a massive heart attack.



    Chester McGlockton Dies
    Chester McGlockton died Nov. 30, 2011.

    Former Oakland Raider Chester McGlockton has died, according to Stanford University.

    McGlockton worked for Stanford’s football team the past two seasons as a defensive assistant. The school said he died overnight.  The Contra Costa Sheriff's office said an ambulance was called to McGlockton's Danville home at 3:13 a.m. An autopsy was conducted Wednesday, but was inconclusive as to cause, but foul play has been ruled out. Final results could take four to six weeks.

    “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.”

    Read NFL writer Doug Wiliams' article on McGlockton's legacy.

    He was a first round pick of the Los Angeles Raiders back in 1992.

    The Raiders released a statement saying the team was saddened by his passing.

    “The thoughts and prayers of the Raider Nation are with the McGlockton family during this difficult time,” said Raiders Chief Executive Amy Trask.

    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 four appearances in the Pro Bowl. 

    McGlockton leaves behind his wife Zina and two children.

    He was 42 years old.