Alabama’s House of Representatives passed HJR42, a resolution brought forth by Rep. Randy Davis (R-Daphne) to posthumously commend Ken Stabler for his recent induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Nicknamed “The Snake,” Stabler played quarterback for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide from 1965 to 1967, winning one National Championship and solidifying his place in Alabama football history with the legendary “Run in the Mud.”
Stabler went on to play in the National Football League (NFL) from 1970 to 1984. During that time, Stabler played for the Oakland Raiders, the Houston Oilers and the New Orleans Saints where he racked up 194 touchdowns, 2,270 completions and a 75.3 quarterback ranking.
After retiring from the NFL, Stabler worked as a commentator for CBS and then alongside Eli Gold calling Alabama football games over the airwaves.
Stabler died of colon cancer in July 2015 at the age of 69. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame this year alongside famed Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre and others.