Early this morning former Raiders defensive tackle Chester McGlockton passed away. Sadly enough McGlockton was only 42 years of age. Stanford University made the announcement as McGlockton was working as a defensive assistant on David Shaw’s staff. Shaw released the following statement.
“Everyone in the Stanford football family is deeply saddened by the passing of Chester McGlockton. 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.”
McGlockton was originally selected by the then L.A. Raiders in the first round of the 1992 NFL draft. The former Clemson Tiger was a freakish athlete that was named to the NFL All-Pro team four times in his 12 year career. During a dominant four year stretch McGlockton was a fixture in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl.
It is being reported that McGlockton’s passing was due to a heart attack suffered overnight.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.