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Former Patriots QB Vito 'Babe' Parilli Dies at Age 87

Former Patriots QB Vito 'Babe' Parilli Dies at Age 87

Saturday July 15th, 2017 - New England Patriots Tickets

Former New England Patriots quarterback Vito "Babe" Parilli, who made the NFL's All-Decade team for the 1960s, died Saturday.

He was 87.

Ben Volin of the Boston Globe shared the announcement from the Patriots:

The fourth overall pick in the 1952 NFL draft, Parilli bounced around six franchises (five in the AFL/NFL and one in the CFL) over a career that spanned nearly two decades. He played for the Green Bay Packers, Ottawa Rough Riders, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders and New York Jets in addition to the then-Boston Patriots.

A three-time AFL All-Star, Parilli had his most success with the Patriots. He was an All-Pro in 1964, all three of his All-Star selections came when he was with the franchise, and he won Comeback Player of the Year honors in 1966.

Parilli ranks fourth in franchise history in passing yards (16,747) and touchdown passes (132). The Patriots inducted him into their Hall of Fame in 1993, and he's also a member of the College Football Hall of Fame for his career at Kentucky.


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