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November 13, 2013, 03:36 PM
Todd Christensen, a five-time Pro Bowl tight end who played most of his career for the Raiders, died Wednesday from complications during liver transplant surgery. He was 57.
November 13, 2013  03:46 PM ET

RIP. One of the best TE's ever. I didn't even know he was sick. He was only 57 and seemed healthy last I seen him on TV and he was smart as a tack. Liver!

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November 13, 2013  04:10 PM ET

Sad news. Wow. Life is fragile. R.I.P.

November 13, 2013  04:12 PM ET

Sad sad news.

November 13, 2013  04:24 PM ET

I get a depressed feeling when players from my generation, whom I enjoyed watching play the game at such a high level as Todd did, pass away at such a young age.

November 13, 2013  04:27 PM ET

He showed the importance of the TE position. Very intelligent too. One of my favorite Raiders of all time. RIP

November 13, 2013  04:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I get a depressed feeling when players from my generation, whom I enjoyed watching play the game at such a high level as Todd did, pass away at such a young age.

Thanks for posting Bishop.

November 13, 2013  09:17 PM ET

~{+}~

November 14, 2013  07:27 AM ET

i remember him doing the play-by-play on tv.........boy, he could ~charm~ you with his vocabulary/poems ........a great words-smith....!

November 14, 2013  08:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

i remember him doing the play-by-play on tv.........boy, he could ~charm~ you with his vocabulary/poems ........a great words-smith....!

I think he published 3 books of poetry. A real renaissance man if there ever was one.

November 14, 2013  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I think he published 3 books of poetry. A real renaissance man if there ever was one.

Yeah I remember him well. I started watching Football in the late 70's as I was born in the early 70's so my Football knowledge of the 80's up until now is pretty good. He was a real key on that 1983 Raiders SB team. Like I said yesterday I didn't even know he was sick. I always thought he should've stayed in broadcasting nationally like doing games on Sunday still or even Monday Night Football for example as he could break down a game with the best of them.

 
November 14, 2013  05:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

i remember him doing the play-by-play on tv.........boy, he could ~charm~ you with his vocabulary/poems ........a great words-smith....!

I remember him being Jim Plunketts favorite target, Todd came along after Dave Casper and filled that void quite nicely helping the Raiders win SB XVIII.

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