Todd Christensen: Images of a Raiders greatLoading
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    Former Raiders tight end and five-time Pro Bowler Todd Christensen, pictured running downfield after making a reception against the Seattle Seahawks in 1983, died from complications during liver transplant surgery. He was 57. Christensen's son, Toby Christensen, said his father died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Intermountain Medical Center near his home in Alpine, Utah. Read an account of his career here.
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    Raiders tight end Todd Christensen (46) makes a reception during a 27-7 victory over the Detroit Lions at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sept. 20, 1997, in Los Angeles. Christensen was a give-time Pro Bowl selection and a key member of two Super Bowl championship teams, twice setting single-season records for receptions by a tight end.
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    Raiders tight end Todd Christensen (46) is congratulated by Marcus Allen (32) after scoring on a three-yard touchdown reception during the Raiders’ 27-14 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Nov. 16, 1986 in Los Angeles.
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    This 2002 photo provided by ESPN shows Todd Christensen in his role as a college football analyst for the network.
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    Reporting from the sidelines of the Super Bowl between the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena in 1993, Todd Christensen shares insights earned during a stellar playing career for the Raiders.
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    Fleet, powerful, dependable and a first-class team leader, Todd Christensen, pictured in 1987, made tight end a focal point of offense for splendid Raiders teams, helping them win two Super Bowl championships during his 10-year career. He finished his pro career with 467 catches for 5,872 yards and 41 touchdowns - a TD record for a Raiders tight end. He surpassed 1,000 yards receiving in three different seasons. Christensen died during surgery on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.
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Todd Christensen, who died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, was one of the best tight ends in the NFL during much of his 10-year career with the Raiders. He set team and league records while being one of the key players on two Raiders Super Bowl-winning teams. Here are photographs from his career as a player and post-playing career as a broadcaster.
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