The NFL lost one of its more memorable figures Wednesday with the passing of Todd Christensen.
After starring at BYU, Christensen went on to a successful pro career with the Raiders, serving as one of the league's premier pass-catching tight ends.
Along with Kellen Winslow and Ozzie Newsome, Christensen helped reshape the tight end position before finishing his career with the Silver and Black in 1988.
Off the field, Christensen is remembered as one of the game's more colorful characters, never afraid to speak his mind. Those traits helped him evolve into a memorable presence as an NFL analyst for NBC.
All of us here at NFL Media send our best wishes to the Christensen family.