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Encyclopedia > Vito (Babe) Parilli

Vito "Babe" Parilli (born 1930) of the University of Kentucky was an All-American starting quarterback for the Wildcats under Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. He was an example of the NFL's lack of player evaluation skills. Branded as an "NFL reject", Parilli was picked up by the American Football League's Oakland Raiders in 1960, and later, as a Boston Patriot, went on to become one of the AFL's most productive and colorful players. He played for the Patriots from 1961 through 1966, and was a three-time American Football League All-Star. The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... The quarterback is a position in the offensive backfield of American and Canadian football, directly behind players of the line. He is generally the leader of the offensive team when it is on the field, responsible for initiating play by receiving the snap of the ball from the center. ... Painting by Daniel A. Moore on a stamp honoring Bryant. ... The American Football League (AFL) (1960 - 1969) achieved tremendous success in spite of bias by sports reporters in the print and electronic media. ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... Year Founded 1960 Conference AFC Division West Home Field McAfee Coliseum City Oakland, California Team Colors Silver and Black Head Coach Norv Turner Team history Oakland Raiders (1960-1981) Los Angeles Raiders (1982-1994) Oakland Raiders (1995-present) Affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football... The New England Patriots are a National Football League team based in Foxboro, Massachusetts Founded: 1960, as a charter American Football League member. ...

Parilli finished his career with over 25,000 total yards and 200 touchdowns. He finished in the top 5 of all quarterbacks a total of 23 times in such things as passing yards, passing touchdowns and rushing yards. Parilli went to three Pro Bowls. In 1964, throwing to fellow Hall of Famer Gino Cappelletti, he amassed nearly 3,500 yards passing, with 31 touchdowns. The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... Gino Cappelletti (born 1934) of the University of Minnesota played for the Boston Patriots from 1960 through 1970. ...

Parilli completed his career with the New York Jets, where after the 1968 season in Super Bowl III, he earned a World Championship ring as Joe Namath's backup in the destruction of the NFL Champion Baltimore Colts. He is one of only twenty players who were in the American Football League for its entire ten-year existence. Parilli is a member of the University of Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame. Year Founded 1960 Conference AFC Division East Home Field Giants Stadium, referred to by the Jets as The Meadowlands City East Rutherford, New Jersey Team Colors Green and White Head Coach Herman Edwards League Titles League Championships (1) AFL Champions (& Pre-AFL-NFL Merger Super Bowl): 1968 (III) Conference Championships... Date January 12, 1969 Stadium Orange Bowl Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Joe Namath, Quarterback Favorite Colts by 18 National Anthem Anita Bryant Coin toss Game referee Halftime show America Thanks with Florida A&M University Attendance 75,389 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers Curt Gowdy, Al... Below is a list of professional football championship games in the United States, involving: the American Professional Football Association/National Football League, the first professional football league; the All-America Football Conference (AAFC, 1946-1949), the American Football League (AFL, 1960-1969); the World Football League (WFL, 1974); and the... Joseph William Namath (born May 31, 1943 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania), was an American football quarterback for the American Football Leagues New York Jets and the Los Angeles Rams in the 1960s and the 1970s. ... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ...


The following is a list of players that played for the 1960-1969 American Football League. ...

External links

  • Parilli's citation in the University of Kentucky Hall of Fame
  • Football Cards of Babe Parilli

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Vito ''Babe'' Parilli Honored as Gridiron Club Man of the (1717 words)
BOSTON -- Vito "Babe" Parilli, who quarterbacked the Boston Patriots to their first berth in a league championship and was the team's starting signal caller for seven seasons, is the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston's Man of the Year for 2006.
Parilli was an All-American quarterback for the legendary Paul "Bear" Bryant at Kentucky in 1950 and 1951.
Parilli passed for over 20,000 yards during his NFL career, was voted to three AFL All-Star teams, and was the league's Comeback Player of the Year in 1966.
Education Hall of Fame - Vito "Babe" Parilli (189 words)
Vito "Babe" Parilli is considered one of Kentucky's top 50 sports figures of the last century.
As an All-American starting quarterback for the Kentucky Wildcats under Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, Babe Parilli led his team in back-to-back victories in the Sugar Bowl, over number one ranked Oklahoma, and the Cotton Bowl.
He played 6 years in the NFL, and then went to the American Football League, where he was one of only 20 players to play the entire 10 years, culminating in a Super Bowl ring with the 1969 New York Jets.
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