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posted 07-16-2017 09:52 PM      Profile for catmandoo   Email catmandoo   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Vito “Babe” Parilli, the quarterback who led the University of Kentucky football team to the Orange, Sugar and Cotton Bowls in the 1949-51 seasons and was eventually enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame, has passed away at the age of 87.

“Babe is among the greatest legends of Kentucky athletics history,” said Mitch Barnhart, UK Director of Athletics. “He was the quarterback for a golden era of Wildcat football and loved returning to Lexington for the team reunions. We are saddened by his passing and send our sympathies to his family and friends.”

Parilli came to UK from Rochester, Pa., recruited to Lexington by Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. As the starting QB, he guided the Wildcats to a three-year record of 28-8, including the 1950 season highlighted by a Southeastern Conference championship and as one of four teams with a claim on the national championship.


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