Raiders Legend Todd Christensen Passes Dies At 57


The Oakland Raiders organization lost a legend on Wednesday with former tight end Todd Christensen dying after complications during surgery for a liver transplant according to Jay Drew of The Salt Lake Tribune:

The former BYU and Oakland Raiders star, a five-time Pro-Bowl selection, two-time Super Bowl champion and noted television sports analyst, died Wednesday morning from complications during liver transplant surgery at Intermountain Medical Center near his home in Alpine. Christensen was 57.

The two-time Super Bowl champion was considered the heart and soul of the Raiders during their time in Oakland and after the move to Los Angeles. Christensen was a five-time Pro Bowler along with being a two-time champ and a Raiders legend.

Despite changing positions from tight end in the NFL after playing running back with BYU, Christensen led the league in receptions in 1983, 1986 and 1995.

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(h/t Raiders Tribune)