RIP Todd Christensen

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Todd Christensen

A sad day in the world of football as former Los Angeles Raider tight end Todd Christensen died from complications during liver transplant surgery. Christensen played 10 seasons in the NFL, and became of the best tight ends of his generation, as he was a key member of two Super Bowl Championship teams while with the Raiders.

Christensen’s career began with the Dallas Cowboys in 1978, after a stellar college career at BYU. While in college, Christensen starred at running back, but was proven to be a terrific receiver from the backfield. During his tenure (1974-77) in Provo, Christensen’s career numbers were 152 receptions for 1,568 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Christensen was drafted in the second round by the Cowboys and led the team in rushing during the preseason. But in the final preseason game, Christensen broke his foot that caused him to miss the season. When he came back…

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