Former Houston Oilers quarterback Kenny (“The Snake”) Stabler has passed away on Thursday at the age of 69.
Stabler who is from Foley, Alabama and played for the University of Alabama for three seasons (1965-67) under legendary Alabama coach Paul W. "Bear" Bryant before becoming a second-round selection in the 1968 NFL Draft by Oakland.
Stabler led the Raiders to the 1977 Super Bowl title under legendary head coach John Madden, and was a four-time Pro Bowl selection during his tenure in Oakland.
Stabler joined the Houston Oilers for the 1980-81 seasons following a trade from Oakland. He started 29 games over the two year stretch and passed for 5,190 yards and 27 touchdowns while completing 458 of his 742 attempts, good for a 61 percent completion percentage during his time with the Oilers franchise.
Stabler left the Oilers after then 1981 season, spending his final three seasons in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints.
The cause of his death is reportedly from colon cancer according to reports from News 15 in Mobile, Al.