Former Boston Patriots quarterback Vito "Babe" Parilli died, according to a New England Patriots press release.
Vito "Babe" Parilli threw a pass in 1965.
Parilli played under the legend Paul "Bear" Bryant from 1949-51 and led the Wildcats to a Southeastern Conference title in 1950. During his college years at the University of Kentucky, he was an All-American and two-time Heisman Trophy finalist in 1950 and 1951.
Parilli was picked fourth overall by the Green Bay Packers in 1952.
Parilli is fourth on the team passing list with 16,747 yards and fourth in TD passes with 132. His career fluctuated as he was only in Green Bay for two seasons before heading to the Canadian Football League to play for the Ottawa Rough Riders.
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In an interview with the Herald-Leader in 2015, Parilli said he loved his time playing at UK.
Parilli threw for over 20,000 yards during his National Football League career and was voted to three AFL All-Star games. His career ended with the New York Jets where he earned a Super Bowl ring as Joe Namath's back-up in Super Bowl II.
Parilli, who was born in Rochester, Pa., played his college football at Kentucky under the tutelage of legend Bear Bryant.
Parilli was a head coach in the World Football League, also served as an NFL assistant and coached in the Arena Football League. He retired at the age of 40 with his last action coming with the Jets.
After stints with six different teams from 1952-69, Parilli went on to have a successful coaching career that spanned 24 years and eight teams.