Chester McGlockton, who has served on Stanford's football staff for the past two seasons, passed away overnight. He was 42 years old. The cause of death was not immediately announced, but at least one news report said it was an apparent heart attack.
"Everyone in the Stanford Football family is deeply saddened by the passing of Chester McGlockton," said Cardinal head coach 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., 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, 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).
He registered 555 tackles, 51 sacks, 14 forced fumbles and four interceptions in his career. He made four straight Pro Bowl trips starting in 1994, when he had a career-high 9 1/2 sacks with three forced fumbles and 48 tackles.
A three-year standout at Clemson, McGlockton earned his undergraduate degree from Tennessee-Martin in 2010. He and his family lived in San Ramon.
Funeral arrangements are pending.