Legendary Ken Stabler Passed Away at 69

Legendary Quarterback of the Oakland Raiders, MVP in 1974 and a winner of the Super bowl XI in 1976-77, Ken Stabler died of a stage 4 colon cancer on Wednesday July 8th 2015, at the age of 69.

Mark Davis, owner of the Oakland Raiders expressed his deepest sympathy: “The Raiders are deeply saddened by the passing of the great Ken Stabler. He was a cherished member of the Raider family and personified what it means to be a Raider. He wore the silver and black with pride and poise and will continue to live in the hearts of Raider fans everywhere. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to Kenny’s family.”

Former coach John Madden commented: “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. The snake was a lot cooler than 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.”

The Oakland Raiders found in Stabler an uncanny pinpoint capacity that amazed not only his teammates but also the audience. He was well respected and loved by everyone.

Surrounded by his loved ones, Stabler passed away peacefully. He will be missed.

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