ALAMEDA, CA - Raider nation is mourning the loss of another key member of its family Wednesday following the death of Chester McGlockton, who died overnight at the age of 42.
McGlockton's hometown newspaper, The Whiteville News, says the former all-pro lineman suffered an apparent heart attack after waking up short of breath at his home in San Ramon. However, no official cause of death has been released.
On the team's website, Raiders Chief Executive Amy Trask issued this statement, "The thoughts and prayers of the Raider Nation are with the McGlockton family during this difficult time."
The Raiders drafted McGlockton with the 16th overall pick in 1992. He played for the silver and black from 1992 to 1997 and earned four straight Pro Bowl selections.
After leaving the Raiders, McGlockton continued his 12-year NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos and New York Jets.
For the past two years, McGlockton was an assistant coach for the Stanford University football team. He helped guide a defense that ranked first in the Pac 12 in total defense.
Stanford coach David Shaw said in a statement, "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."
Earlier this year the Raiders lost their icon, when owner Al Davis died at the age of 82.