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Ken Stabler

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Longtime Oakland Raiders quarterback, Ken “The Snake” Stabler died today at the age of 69. He is most known for playing for the Oakland Raider (1970-1979), The Houston Oilers (1980-1982), and the New Orleans Saint (1982-1984). He got the nickname The Snake because of his elusiveness on the football field. He seemed to slither like a snake and give defenses fits. He played college football for Bear Bryant at the University of Alabama, leading the Crimson Tide to an undefeated season in 1966. He also led the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory over the Minnesota Vikings in 1977. After retiring from pro football career, he became a broadcaster, and gave back to his community by raising money for his Alabama charity with his very popular celebrity golf tournaments. He had been married 3 times and has 3 daughters. Click here to read more.

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