Alabama to honor Crimson Tide legend Kenny “The Snake” Stabler
The Alabama Crimson Tide are set to honor the late Kenny Stabler prior to their home game against LSU on Nov. 7, according to 24/7 Sports’ Charlie Potter.
Stabler, who played for legendary Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant from 1964-67, passed away July 8. He was 69.
Known as “The Snake,” Stabler was on Alabama’s roster when the Crimson Tide won the 1965 National Championship and the 1966 Sugar Bowl. He became the starter as a junior and led Alabama to an undefeated season, but the Crimson Tide were snubbed for a third straight title in the polls. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 1968 NFL Draft. He led the Raiders to a victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI.
Stabler’s family will be honored on the field at Bryant-Denny Stadium prior to kickoff against the Tigers.