Former NFL quarterback Ken Stabler passed away at the age of 69 on Wednesday, July 8, 2015. His family released the news the following day.
Stabler, a University of Alabama product, entered the NFL as a second-round draft pick by the Oakland Raiders in 1968.
He became the most decorated quarterback in the franchise's history.
Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach John Madden released a statement on Stabler after his passing:
“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.”