Legendary NFL quarter back Ken “The Snake” Stabler died Thursday in Gulfport, Mississippi at the age of 69. According to his family, Stabler died of colon cancer. Stabler started his successful football career from the University of Alabama, being an All-American quarter back, leading the team to an undefeated season in 1966.
Stabler was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 1968, and played 10 seasons for them, and led the team to a Super Bowl XI victory against the Minnesota Vikings in 1977. During his NFL career, Stabler was also a four time pro-bowl selection, and was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1974. When Stabler retired, he had a successful career as a color commentator for CBS’ NFL telecasts, and he also called games on radio for the University of Alabama until 2009.