Babe Parilli

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Vito "Babe" Parilli
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1952 Bowman football card
No. 15, 18, 10
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born:(1930-05-07)May 7, 1930
Rochester, Pennsylvania
Died:July 15, 2017(2017-07-15) (aged 87)
Parker, Colorado
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Rochester (PA)
College:Kentucky
NFL Draft:1952 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Pass attempts:3,330
Pass completions:1,552
Percentage:46.6
TDINT:178–220
Passing yards:22,681
QB Rating:59.6
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Vito "Babe" Parilli (May 7, 1930 – July 15, 2017) was an American football player. He played quarterback for seven seasons in the National Football League and one in the Canadian Football League in the 1950s, and then in the American Football League for all ten seasons in the 1960s.

Parilli died on July 15, 2017 in Parker, Colorado of complications from multiple myeloma at the age of 87.[1]

Parilli was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1982.[2] On November 15, 2014, he was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Litsky, Frank (15 July 2017). "Babe Parilli Dies at 87; Standout Quarterback With 'Houdini Hands'" – via NYTimes.com.
  2. "Parilli, Meredith among hall of fame inductees". Gadsden Times. Alabama. Associated Press. February 7, 1982. p. 39.
  3. "Nashvillesportsmix.com". nashvillesportsmix.com.