Stanford assistant coach and four-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Chester McGlockton has died.
The school said Wednesday that McGlockton died overnight of an apparent heart attack. He was 42.
A first-round pick of the Los Angeles Raiders in 1992, McGlockton worked for Stanford’s football program the past two seasons as a defensive assistant.
“Everyone in the Stanford Football family is deeply saddened by the passing of Chester McGlockton,” Stanford football 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 1994-97.
’’I had the privilege to coach Chester with both the Raiders and the Chiefs, and he was a quality person and a consummate pro — everything you could ever want in a football player,’’ Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham said. ‘’I will forever cherish the opportunity to have coached him.’’
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.