Thursday, July 9, 2015
Ken Stabler Dead at 69
The Raiders confirmed Thursday that iconic Quarterback Ken Stabler has died at the age of 69...The University of Alabama released a statement from the family which said Stabler died from Colon Cancer...
In a statement from John Madde, his former Raiders coach, Madden said,
"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 than 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."
The left-handed QB was well known for being steady in the clutch, and one of the leagues most accurate passers...In his pro career, Stabler played 184 games, had 2,270 completions, for 27,938 yards...with 194 TD's...He also had 13 playoff games with 203 completions, 2,641 yards, and 19 TD's...And don't forget his Super Bowl XI win...
A statement from his family said,
"He was a kind, generous and unselfish man, never turning down an autograph request or an opportunity to help someone in need. A great quarterback, he was an even greater father to his three girls and grandfather to his three 'grand snakes,' "
Stabler leaves behind three daughters, Kendra, Alexa, and Marissa.