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Oakland Raiders legendary quarterback Ken Stabler has been inducted into the Hall of Fame

Oakland Raiders legendary quarterback Ken Stabler has been inducted into the Hall of Fame

The Oakland Raiders will have another bronze bust in Canton as Kenny "The Snake" Stabler was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night.

Stabler's induction now gives the Raiders 25 total former players that have now put on the gold jacket. 

It's been 31 years since The Snake played his final football games but only just over six months after he passed away from colon cancer in July 2015. 

Stabler was passed over for 20 years by the Hall fo Fame selection committee and has been eligible to be nominated by the Seniors Committee for the past five, but wasn't until this year. Leading into Saturday, he was the only starting quarterback for a winning Super Bowl team of the 1970s who wasn't in the Hall of Fame.

This comes after he had a career filled with amazing achievements. He became the Raiders starting quarterback in 1973 and led the team to five straight seasons in which they reached at least the AFC Championship Game. The five-straight championship games was a feat that remained unmatched until Tom Brady did so this season. Stabler also won the MVP Award in 1974, while also winning the Super Bowl in 1976. He Also made four Pro Bowls.

Stabler finished his career with 27,938 yards, 194 touchdowns and 222 interceptions. Obviously, those numbers don't seem all that amazing but he remained the only quarterback in NFL histroy until 1981 to complete over 66 percent of his passes in one season. 

This isn't the first time that The Snake was named a Hall of Fame finalist, earning the selection in 1990, 1991 and 2003 as a modern-day nominee. He then had to wait until he was retired for at least 25 years to be selected by the Senior Committee.


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