Derrick Jensen, Raiders linebacker and Seahawks scout, dies of ALS
April 8, 2017 - als
Derrick Jensen, who won dual Super Bowls as a actor for a Raiders and afterwards helped build another Super Bowl leader as a director with a Seahawks, has died after a five-year conflict with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. He was 60.
A third-round breeze collect in 1978, Jensen played his whole nine-year career with a Raiders, personification using back, fullback and parsimonious finish as good as portion as a Raiders’ special teams captain for many of his career. His many noted play came in Super Bowl XVIII, when he blocked a punt and recovered it for a touchdown.
“Derrick epitomized a ideal Raider and he will always reason a place in Silver and Black lore,” Raiders Owner Mark Davis pronounced in a statement. “He will be missed dearly by a Raiders family and a thoughts and prayers are with his desired ones.”
After timid as a actor Jensen took a pursuit as a director with a Seahawks and stayed there for 22 years, timid usually when he got his ALS diagnosis.
“He’s a outrageous partial of a Seahawks organization,” Seattle General Manager John Schneider said. “He was only a classic. There are those guys who are a dark characters of a National Football League, and he was one of those guys among all a scouts via a league. Everybody legitimately desired being during a propagandize with him, scouting with him, going to squeeze a drink with him, whatever.”
A investigate conducted by a National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health found that NFL players are 4 times some-more expected than American group as a whole to die of ALS.
Jensen’s mother Amanda died in a automobile collision in 2009. He is survived by his 19-year-old son, Davis.
Photo vis Seahawks.com.