Former NFL, Clemson star McGlockton dies at age 42

Former NFL defensive tackle and Grand Strand regular Chester McGlockton has died at age 42.

Stanford University announced his passing Wednesday. McGlockton was in his second season as a defensive assistant with the Cardinal football team.

The school released a statement praising McGlockton’s work with the team.

“Everyone in the Stanford football family is deeply saddened by the passing of Chester McGlockton,” Stanford coach David Shaw said. “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 earned four Pro Bowl invitations during his 12-year NFL career, which began with the Raiders franchise in 1992. He finished with 51 sacks, 14 forced fumbles and 555 tackles.

McGlockton also played for the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets.

Born and raised in nearby Whiteville, N.C., McGlockton spent much of his free time on the Grand Strand. During his college days at Clemson, he spent his summers working as a bouncer at local clubs, such as Crazy Zack’s in North Myrtle Beach, and he held his annual foundation charity golf tournament at Arcadian Golf Club in Myrtle Beach.

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