Today sad news hit the Oakland Raiders as Todd Christensen died at the age of 57. Christensen was under going liver surgery this morning and didn’t make it. He was a five time pro-bowler and two-times Super Bowl Champion with the Raiders.

I remember watching Todd Christensen play I always liked him and though he was a good player. In my mind he was the prototype for today’s tight end in the NFL. He was a running back in college and that athleticism gave him good ball skills. He had good hands and would make a block down field to help make a play. It doesn’t matter if you liked the Raiders or hated them Todd Christensen was a good play and a good person.