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Whiteville High alum, football great Chester McGlockton dead

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Whiteville High alum and former Pro Bowler Chester McGlockton has died. He was 42.

A news release from Stanford University, where McGlockton was in his second season as an assistant defensive coach, says the Whiteville native died overnight.

“Everyone in the Stanford Football family is deeply saddened by the passing of Chester McGlockton,” Stanford head 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 was a first round pick (16th overall) of the Los Angeles Raiders in 1992. He 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, McGlockton earned his undergraduate degree from Tennessee-Martin in 2010.

Before earning all-ACC status at Clemson, he earned All-State and All-America honors at Whiteville High School.

McGlockton led the ACC in sacks as a freshman in 1989 and helped Clemson to a top-10 ranking in 1990. In 1991, he earned first team All-ACC honors while spearheading Clemson’s top-ranked rushing defense which helped the Tigers to the ACC title. He had 20.5 sacks in his three-year Clemson career.

McGlockton spent 2009 as an intern coach at the University of Tennessee under current USC and former Raiders coach Lane Kiffin. McGlockton accepted a defensive assistant position at Stanford in 2010 under current 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.
McGlockton finished his 12-year NFL career with 51 sacks including a career-best of 9.5 in 1994.

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