Ken Stabler Voted Into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Former Alabama and Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler will be a part of the next class inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Super Bowl-winning Stabler was one of eight players voted into the prestigious group. He joins Brett Favre, Marvin Harrison, Kevin Greene, Orlando Pace, Tony Dungy, Dick Stanfel, and former 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr.
Stabler last played 32 years ago with the New Orleans Saints but rose to stardom as the leader of the Raiders first Super Bowl team in 1976. The lefty led the NFL in touchdowns in 1974 and 1976, was named MVP in 1974, and made four different Pro Bowl appearances.
The former Alabama quarterback gained support after his passing in 2015, including from his former teammate under Bear Bryant.
"In my mind, there's no doubt Kenny's going to be there (Hall of Fame)," Joe Namath told Ryan Fowler last September. "In my mind, there's no doubt Kenny played as well or better than 90 percent of us over the years."
The full eight-member class was elected by the Hall of Fame's Board of Selectors at a meeting Saturday in San Francisco. To be elected, a finalist must receive a minimum of 80 percent of the votes cast by the board of selectors.