Ken Stabler Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Joan Agie
Jan 31, 2024 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on May 13, 2022
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About Ken Stabler

Nicknamed the 'Snake', Ken Stabler was an American football player who played in the NFL from 1968-1984.
He was a quarterback who rose to fame playing for the Oakland Raiders. During his NFL career, Ken would go ahead to win several awards, including a Super Bowl and several Pro Bowls.
This article contains a brief biography of the Super Bowl champion, his family life, net worth, career, and accomplishments. Keep reading to find out more.

Ken Stabler Net Worth, Earnings, & Spending Habits

What was Ken Stabler’s net worth?

It is not public knowledge how much Ken Stabler's net worth was before his death.

How much did Ken Stabler earn per year?

There is not much information available about his annual earnings.

Height, Age, & Physical Attributes

How tall was Ken Stabler?

Ken was 6 ft 3 in (190.5 cm) in his prime.

How old was Ken Stabler?

The American Football player was 69 years old when he died of colon cancer in 2015.

Childhood And Education

Not much is known about Stabler's childhood family life except that the quarterback was born in Foley, Alabama on December 25, 1945. He was named Kenneth Michael Stabler at birth.
He attended Foley High School in Foley, Alabama, where he began playing football and was quickly recognized as an all-around athlete. After graduating, Stabler attended the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa where he also joined the college football team.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Ken Stabler’s partner?

Ken had three marriages over the course of his life, all of which ended in divorce. After his third and final divorce in 2009, he never remarried until his death in 2015. Stabler's first wife was Isabel Clarke (1968-1973), his second wife was Debbie Fitzsimmons (1975-1978), and his third wife was Rose Molly Burch (1984-2009).
Ken Stabler had three daughters: Kendra Stabler Moyes, Alexa Stabler-Adams, and Marissa Leigh Stabler.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Throughout Stabler's NFL career, the quarterback was best known for his time as one of the Oakland Raider's all-time best quarterbacks. In his earlier years, he was also well known for the play dubbed 'Run in the Mud', where he darted through the mod for a 47-yard, game-winning touchdown for the Tide.
Since his school days, Stabler had been considered a bit of athletic talent. His football career started in high school where he led his team to a win-loss record of 29-1. He was not limited to just football alone though, and Stabler would go on to be considered a bit of an all-rounder player, playing and performing incredibly well in several sports, including baseball where he signed a minor league contract, and basketball where he averaged 29 points per game.
It was also here that Stabler gained his nickname, 'Snake', following one long and winding touchdown run. While playing at the University of Alabama, Ken began playing in the quarterback position, the position that would bring him to fame in his NFL career.
After graduating from the University of Alabama, Ken Stabler began his career as a professional athlete. Not only did he get an NFL draft, but Ken was also drafted to play baseball and remained a pro baseball player for about three years. He would, however, become more prominent in the NFL than he was anywhere else.
During his career as a professional football player, Ken Stabler would spend most of his time playing for the Oakland Raiders, where he would leave as the Raider's all-time leader in touchdown passes (150), completions (1,486), and passing yards (19,078) and would later go on to be named the 27th greatest quarterback of the post-merger era by Football Nation in 2012. He would go on to retire from his career as an NFL football player in 1994.
After leaving the NFL, Ken Stabler would become a commentator for some years, continuing well into the 2000s.

Charity Work

Throughout his life, Stabler was involved in several charities including the XOXO Stabler Foundation, of which he was the chairman. He once hosted a celebrity golf tournament that raised nearly $600,000 for families of seriously injured children in need of medical treatment.

What awards did Ken Stabler win?

During his NFL career, Ken received several awards including the NFL Most Valuable award, being entered into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, becoming the Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year, an NFL Leading Touchdown Passer, a four-time Pro Bowl player, and a Super Bowl champion.

Other Interesting Ken Stabler Facts And Trivia

  • Ken Stabler was born on Christmas.
  • Ken was responsible for the creation of the Ken Stabler rule, which states that the ball can only be advanced by the player who fumbles it once the game is in its final two minutes or in overtime.

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Ken Stabler Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Kenneth Michael Stabler

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190 cm

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American Football Player


University of Alabama
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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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