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Former All-Pro defensive tackle Chester McGlockton died early Wednesday morning. He was 42.
It still unclear where or how McGlockton passed away, but Stanford University, where he was in his second season as a defensive assistant coach for the Cardinal football team, announced his death Wednesday.
"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 is best remembered as a four-time All-Pro defensive tackle with the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders where he went to four straight Pro Bowls. He was selected 16th overall by the Raiders in 1992. He went on to play 12 seasons in the NFL with stints with the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Jets before retiring after the 2003 campaign.
He earned Pro Bowl trips from 1994 to 1997. During his career, McGlockton totaled 555 tackles, which included 51 sacks, 14 forced fumbles and four interceptions in 179 career games.
McGlockton played three seasons with Clemson Tigers before moving on to the NFL. He received his undergraduate degree in 2010 from Tennessee-Martin.
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