Former NFL QB Ken Stabler Dies At 69

Ken Stabler

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler died Wednesday (July 8) from complications resulting from Stage 4 colon cancer, reports ESPN. He was just 69.

"The Raiders are deeply saddened by the passing of the great Ken Stabler," owner Mark Davis said in a team release. "He was a cherished member of the Raider family and personified what it means to be a Raider. He wore the silver and black with pride and poise and will continue to live in the hearts of Raider fans everywhere. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to Kenny's family."

Stabler played for 15 years in the NFL, throwing for 27,938 yards and compiling a 96-49-1 record as a starting quarterback. During his career, he played for Raiders from 1970 to 1979, winning the NFL MVP award in 1974 and earning Pro Bowl honors four times.

He also earned a Super Bowl ring with a win the Minnesota Vikings at Super Bowl XI.

Stabler is survived by his three daughters: Kendra, Alexa, and Marissa