Stanford University has officially released a statement on the tragic passing of assistant football coach Chester McGlockton, who passed away from a heart attack at the age of 42. McGlockton played for the Kansas City Chiefs for three seasons -- from 1998 to 2000 -- and was a 12-year NFL veteran, going to four Pro Bowls in the process. Here's the full text of their statement below:
Chester McGlockton, who has served on Stanford's Football staff for the past two seasons, passed away overnight. He was 42 years old.
"Everyone in the Stanford Football family is deeply saddened by the passing of Chester McGlockton," said Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football David Shaw. "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., Mr. McGlockton was in his second season on the Stanford coaching staff as a defensive assistant. A first round pick (16th overall) of the Los Angeles Raiders in 1992, Mr. McGlockton played 12 seasons in the NFL with the Raiders (1992-97), Kansas City Chiefs (1998-00), Denver Broncos (2001-02) and New York Jets (2003). He made all four of his Pro Bowl appearances while with the Raiders (1994, '95, '96 and '97).
A three-year standout at Clemson, Mr. McGlockton earned his undergraduate degree from Tennessee-Martin in 2010.