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    tight end Todd Christensen dies at 57 In this Oct. 30, 1983 photo provided by the NFL, Los Angeles Raiders tight end Todd Christensen (46) runs with the football after making a catch during a football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Los Angeles. Former Raiders tight end and five time Pro coach outlet coupon codes Bowler Todd Christensen died from complications during liver transplant surgery. He was 57. Christensen's son, Toby Christensen, said his father passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 13, 2013, at Intermountain Medical Center near his home in Alpine, Utah. (AP Photo/NFL Photos) Photo: Nfl, Associated Press In this Oct. 30, 1983 photo provided by the NFL, Los Angeles. This Jan. 31, 1993, photo provided by the NFL shows NBC sideline reporter and former player Todd Christensen doing a segment from Super Bowl XXVII, between the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Christensen died from complications during liver transplant surgery. He was 57. Christensen's son, Toby Christensen, said coach online outlet store his father passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 13, 2013 at Intermountain Medical Center near his home in Alpine, Utah. (AP Photo/NFL Photos) Photo: Nfl, Associated Press This Jan. 31, 1993, photo provided by the NFL shows NBC sideline. The Raiders lost one of their more memorable figures Wednesday with the passing of Todd Christensen. The five time Pro Bowl tight end and two time Super Bowl champion for the Oakland and died Wednesday morning in a from complications during liver transplant surgery. Mr. Christensen was 57. Mr. Christensen's son, , said his father died at near his home in Alpine, Utah. The former BYU star had been waiting for 10 months for a donor liver. Raiders general manager said he was "deeply saddened to hear the news about the passing of Mr. Christensen, his teammate with the Raiders in 1987 and '88. "Todd was a special player and an exemplary teammate, and I cherished our time together as Raiders," McKenzie said. "The thoughts and prayers of the entire Raider family are with the Christensen family in this time of mourning." Drafted by the as a fullback in 1978, the 6 foot 3, 230 pound Mr. Christensen emerged with the Raiders in 1982 and helped reshape the tight end position in the NFL, along with and . He caught 42 black friday coach outlet passes for 510 yards and four scores that season. His 349 catches over the next four seasons set an NFL record. "Todd was an excellent football player and was prolific in the passing game," former Raiders head coach said. "He was a hybrid tight end, an H back before it became a football term. He started out as a special teamer and was named our special teams captain right away while playing behind Raymond Chester and . He then helped us win Super Bowls." Flores said owner loved Mr. Christensen's ability to catch the deep pass and spread coach factory outlet sale the field. Mr. Christensen caught 461 passes most ever by a Raiders tight end for 5,872 yards and 41 touchdowns in the regular season. In 1983, Mr. Christensen set a then franchise record with 92 catches for 1,247 yards and 12 touchdowns during the Raiders' Super Bowl championship season of 1983. He then broke his own team record in 1986 with an NFL leading 95 receptions for 1,153 yards and eight touchdowns. Off the field, Mr. Christensen is remembered as one of the game's more colorful characters, never afraid to speak his mind. Nicknamed the "Renaissance Man," Mr. Christenen read his own poetry coach outlet free shipping at a news conference for the AFC Championship game against Seattle in 1984. coach bag outlet online
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