Chester McGlockton Dies – Chester McGlockton, a four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle with the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders who played 12 seasons in the NFL, died early Wednesday morning. He was 42.
The announcement was made by Stanford University, where McGlockton was in his second season as a defensive assistant.
“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.”
McGlockton’s final NFL season was 2003 with the New York Jets. He also played with the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs and Raiders, who drafted him 16th overall in the first round of the 1992 draft.
He registered 555 tackles, 51 sacks, 14 forced fumbles and four interceptions in his career. He made four straight Pro Bowl trips starting in 1994.
A native of Whiteville, N.C., Chester played college football at Clemson University under Danny Ford and Ken Hatfield. McGlockton scored a touchdown as a Freshman in the 1989 Gator Bowl vs. WVU and Major Harris. He received his undergraduate degree from Tennessee-Martin in 2010.