(SALT LAKE CITY) — Two-time Super Bowl-winning tight end Todd Christensen passed away on Wednesday from complications during liver transplant surgery. He was 57.
Christensen played at running back for BYU from 1974-77, where he had 152 receptions for 1,568 yards and 15 touchdowns. The Cougars inducted him into the school’s Hall of Fame in 1992.
The five-time Pro Bowler was chosen by the Cowboys in the second round of the 1978 NFL draft. He missed his entire rookie season after breaking his foot during training camp. The following year, Dallas placed Christensen on waivers at the end of the preseason.
Following a brief stint with the New York Giants, Christensen signed with the Oakland Raiders in 1979. During his ten-year career with the Silver and Black, he had 461 receptions for 5,872 yards and 41 touchdowns.
He won the Super Bowl with the Raiders in 1981 and 1984.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire