Alexa Stabler Adams on Ken Stabler: “He Was Truly Born to be a Father.” [Audio]
Saturday marks a milestone day for one of Alabama football’s most storied players as the late Ken Stabler will be enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame.
Stabler played at Alabama from 1965-1967 under Paul “Bear” Bryant and was part of the 1965 national championship squad. After finishing his playing career in Tuscaloosa, the legendary Crimson Tide signal caller was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 1968 NFL Draft.
He played 15 seasons in the NFL with 10 of those seasons coming in Oakland including a Super Bowl title during the 1976 season.
Stabler later joined Eli Gold as the color analyst in the CTSN radio booth from 1998-2007.
He passed away from colon cancer in 2015.
During Thursday’s edition of the Gary Harris Show, one of Stabler’s daughters Alexa Stabler Adams paid tribute to her father on the Gary Harris Show.
Stabler Adams described what her father’s induction into the NFL Hall of Fame and the support of his fans means to the family.
“We are beaming with pride. The excitement here is really palpable. Even traveling through the airport here to Ohio, we see people in Raiders gear, and you know that they’re traveling here to support our dad which is just so crazy and humbling because he can’t be here with us, and for people to take time out of their schedules and their lives to join us here is so meaningful.” Stabler Adams said.
While most sports fans remember Kenny Stabler for being one of the greatest college and professional quarterbacks of his era, Alexa Stabler Adams mentioned another area of her dad’s life that she believes made him special.
“My dad was a great football player and a great broadcaster and did a lot of great stuff in his life, but he was truly born to be a father. Ken Stabler the father far outshines Ken Stabler the football player.” Stabler Adams said.
The NFL Hall of Fame ceremony airs Saturday at 6 PM on the NFL Network.
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