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Todd Christensen, former NFL star and announcer, dead at 57

Former NFL tight end and broadcaster Todd Christensen died Wednesday morning in Salt Lake City due to complications from surgery, according to BYU, Christensen’s alma mater.

He was 57.

Christensen had fought liver disease and other illnesses in recent years, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

Christensen played in the NFL for 11 seasons after being picked by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round of the 1978 draft.

He won two Super Bowl rings with the Raiders and starred for the team once it moved to Los Angeles in 1982.

Christensen was a five-time Pro Bowler and a first-team all-pro twice.



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