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Chester McGlockton, Former Raiders Star, Dies Of Apparent Heart Attack At 42

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CHESTER MCGLOCKTON
This March 3, 1992 photo provided by the NFL shows Los Angeles Raiders defensive tackle Chester McGlockton posed in Los Angeles. Stanford assistant coach and four-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Chester McGlockton has died. The school said Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 that McGlockton died overnight. He was 42. The cause of death was not immediately announced. He played 12 seasons in the NFL with the Los Angeles Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos and New York Jets. | AP

Chester McGlockton, the massive, intimidating defensive tackle who was named to four Pro Bowls during his career with the Oakland Raiders, died of an apparent heart attack, according to Stanford University. He was 42.

"Everyone in the Stanford football family is deeply saddened by the passing of Chester McGlockton," Stanford coach David Shaw said in a statement. McGlockton had worked as a defensive assistant for the Cardinal since 2010. "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 listed at 335 pounds toward the end of his NFL career. In 2007, he had LapBand surgery to shed weight, and lost about 60 pounds. In an interview with the San Jose Mercury news in 2007, he discussed the toll his NFL career had taken on his body. "I still get stingers, and I haven't played in five years, " he said. "I shot my toe up so many times I can barely move it. The (Lap-Band) surgery helped tremendously, it makes me eat like I'm supposed to. But I still can't work out or go run. It just hurts too much. What's scary is I'm only 39. God forbid when I get to 50, 60. I'm just hoping I can walk."

McGlockton played collegiate football at Clemson, and was a first-round pick of the Raiders in 1992. He tallied 555 tackles, 51 sacks, 14 forced fumbles and four interceptions over his 12-year career.