The file on Ken Stabler
Ken Stabler was born on Dec. 25, 1945 in Foley, Alabama and passed away on July 8, 2015 at age 69 in Gulfport, Mississippi due to colon cancer. Selected by the Raiders in the second round of the 1968 NFL Draft, Stabler played nine seasons for Oakland before finishing his career with two seasons for the Houston Oilers and three for the New Orleans Saints.
Ken Stabler compiled a 69-26-1 record with the Raiders, leading them to victory in Super Bowl XI in 1977.
John Madden: “I was head coach of the Raiders the entire time Kenny was there and he led us to a whole bunch of victories including one in Super Bowl XI. I've often said, If I had one drive to win a game to this day, and I had a quarterback to pick, I would pick Kenny. Snake was a lot cooler that I was. He was a perfect quarterback and a perfect Raider. When you think about the Raiders you think about Ken Stabler. Kenny loved life. It is a sad day for all Raiders.”
Ken Stabler was league MVP in 1974 and a Super Bowl champion in 1977. He was a four-time Pro Bowl selection and a member of the 1970s All-Decade Team.