In 1964 encouraged by the Legendary Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant, Ken Stabler signed on with the Crimson Tide. Coach Bryant considered him to be one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game of football. Voted “Quarterback of the Century” at The University of Alabama, Stabler was also a member of the 1965 National Championship team. He quarterbacked the 1966 team to an undefeated 11-0 season, and the 1967 squad went 8-1-1.
These Tide teams captured two SEC titles and won two of three bowl games, the Orange Bowl and the Sugar Bowl during the Stabler era. They compiled an overall record of 28-3-2. One of Alabama’s all-time career passing leaders, he was both an All-American and All-SEC selection. Stabler also earned the 1967 Sugar Bowl’s MVP award for guiding the Crimson Tide to its crushing 34-7 triumph over powerful Nebraska.