Nov. 11, 2006
Clemson, SC – Former NFL All-Pro and Clemson All-ACC defensive tackle Chester McGlockton contributed $50,000 to his alma mater’s West Zone initiative on Saturday. The check presentation was made in between the first and second periods of Clemson’s game with NC State at Clemson Memorial Stadium.
McGlockton was on hand to present the check to Clemson Assistant Athletic Director Jeff Davis. As a result of the contribution, the defensive line position room in the West End zone will be named after Chester McGlockton when it is completed.
It marks the second consecutive Saturday that a former Clemson star had contributed $50,000 to the West End Zone initiative. Current New York Jets cornerback Justin Miller made a $50,000 contribution last weekend.
McGlockton played on three top 20 teams at Clemson who had a combined record of 29-6-1 between 1989-91. As a red-shirt freshman in 1989, McGlockton led the ACC in sacks with seven, the only Clemson freshman to lead the ACC in sacks. He was a starter on Clemson’s 10-2 team of 1990 that finished with top 10 national ranking, and the 1991 team that won the ACC Championship with a 9-2-1 mark. The 1990 team led the nation in total defense, and the 1991 team led the nation in rushing defense.
McGlockton, who came to Clemson from Whiteville, NC, was a first-team All-ACC selection in 1991 when he had 62 tackles, including 18 tackles for loss and seven sacks. For his Clemson career, he had 151 tackles, including 39 tackles for loss, including 20 sacks. He is still ranked in the top 10 in Clemson history in career sacks.
A first-round draft choice of the Oakland Raiders in 1992, McGlockton played 12 seasons in the NFL in 179 career games. The 179 games played rank third among former Tigers in the NFL, and his 12 seasons are tied for third among former tigers.
McGlockton played for the Oakland Raiders from 1992-97, Kansas City Chiefs from 199-00, Denver Broncos from 2001-02 and the New York Jets in 2003. He was a three-time All-Pro selection and a four-time Pro Bowl selection (1994-97).
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