Chester McGlockton, Four-Time NFL Pro Bowl Defensive Tackle, Is Dead at 42

Chester McGlockton, a former National Football League defensive tackle who made four Pro Bowl appearances, died today. He was 42.

McGlockton, who played his final NFL season in 2003 with the New York Jets, was in his second year as an assistant coach at Stanford University.

“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.”

No cause of death was disclosed in separate statements from Stanford and the Oakland Raiders.

McGlockton was a first-round draft pick in 1992 and spent his first six NFL seasons with the Raiders. Listed at 6-foot-3 and 334 pounds during his NFL career, McGlockton also played with the Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos and Jets, totaling 51 sacks and 555 tackles.

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

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