Ceremonies honor Foley native, NFL Hall of Famer


FOLEY, Alabama — A pair of ceremonies were held during Friday night’s season-opening contest on Lester Smith Field at Ivan Jones Stadium in Foley to honor Foley native Kenny Stabler.

A 1964 graduate of Foley High School, Stabler was named first team All-State in Class 3A in 1963, was named to the Orlando Sentinel’s All Southern Team in 1963 and participated in the 1964 Alabama High School All-Star game.

In a ceremony following the opening quarter, Foley teammate and former athletic director Lester Smith presented Stabler’s family – including daughters Alexa Stabler Adams and Kendra Stabler Moyes, and sister Carolyn Stabler Bishop and members of their families – with a replica of Stabler’s No. 12 jersey, which is being retired.

Stabler’s coach at Foley, Ivan Jones, was also present and on the field for the ceremony.

Richard Moyer, owner of Moyer Ford in Foley, presented the family with a plaque on behalf of the Ford Motor Company’s Hometown Hall of Famer Program, which included a representation of Stabler’s bust, which is now on display at the Hall of Fame.