With Saturday night’s national announcement, Ken Stabler has been inducted — posthumously, unfortunately — into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Snake started his stellar career at Foley High School in a small town just north of the Alabama Gulf Coast.
Then he made Alabama Crimson Tide fans proud with a 20-2-1 record and an NCAA championship title during his two years as quarterback in Tuscaloosa.
In the pro ranks, he put Oakland on the map, calling signals for the Raiders for nine seasons that included the team’s first NFL Championship in the 1977 Super Bowl.
Stabler finished with New Orleans, giving gridiron opponents the devil to the delight of Saints fans.
Ken Stabler’s memory, and our memories of him, at last are where they should be — enshrined among the greatest to have ever played the game.