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Former Raiders, Cowboys star, Todd Christensen, dies at 57

Former Raiders, Cowboys star, Todd Christensen, dies at 57
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 5:46pm

According to Brigham Young University, former BYU running back Todd Christensen, who became a star for the Oakland Raiders, has died at age 57.

Christensen was dealing with liver issues and passed away, Wednesday, due to surgical complications. 

Christensen finished his career at BYU with 153 receptions for 1,568 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was selected in the second round of the 1978 NFL draft by the Dallas Cowboys before going on to be a star for the Oakland Raiders.

The five-time Pro Bowler capped off his NFL career with 461 catches for 5,872 yards and 41 touchdowns. He set an NFL record catching 349 passes between the 1983 - 1986 seasons.

Christensen provided color commentary for ESPN and The Mountain network after his retiring from the NFL.

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