Ken Stabler is a former NFL quarterback that is most known for bringing the Oakland Raiders franchise their first Super Bowl when he won Super Bowl XI back in 1976. Before being a Raider, Stabler played his college football at the University of Alabama. Stabler started two seasons at Alabama and led his team to an undefeated 11-0 season as a junior. Despite their record and a dominating performance in that year's Sugar Bowl, Alabama was not given the No. 1 ranking in the polls and had to settle for being No. 3. Stabler was not quite as productive in his senior season but he made the highlight play of his collegiate career in the Iron Bowl. With Alabama down 3-0 on a rain-drenched field, Stabler scrambled through the mud for a 47-yard game-winning touchdown. The play became known as the “Run in the Mud” by Alabama fans.
After his collegiate career at Alabama, Stabler was selected with the 52nd overall pick in the 1968 NFL Draft. Stabler did not start for the Raiders until the 1973 season but once given the opportunity, he played very well as he was selected to his first Pro-Bowl that year. The next season, Stabler would not only lead the league in touchdown passes, but he was also named the league’s MVP. In 1976, Stabler turned in one of the better years of his career, leading the league in touchdown and passer rating, while winning the Bert Bell Award. Stabler would go on to lead his team to Super Bowl XI following the 1976 season and the Raiders defeated the Minnesota Vikings 32-14. Ken Stabler spent ten seasons as a member of the Raiders, seven of which as the starter, before being traded to the Houston Oilers coming into the 1980 NFL season. In his career with the Raiders, Stabler had a record of 69-26-1 with 19,078 passing yards and 150 touchdowns. Stabler spent two seasons in Houston and then three more in New Orleans with the Saints before hanging them up and retiring.
Fans of Ken Stabler will always appreciate what he did leading the Raiders to a Super Bowl XI victory for the first Super Bowl win in franchise history. Stabler was a very good quarterback during his era and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame following his retirement. Now his fans can find amazing autographed collectibles that will highlight the best moments of Stabler’s career. These signed pieces of memorabilia are 100% certified authentic and will only increase in value over time.
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