Pats QB Par­illi dies

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

Babe Par­illi, the for­mer Bos­ton

Pa­tri­ots quar­ter­back who starred in the team’s American Foot­ball League days, died Satur­day. He was 87. The New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots an­nounced the death, but a cause wasn’t given. Par­illi played for the Pa­tri­ots from 1961 to 1967. He was voted to three AFL Al­lS­tar games and was the AFL’s Come­back Player of the Year in 1966. Par­illi was named to the All-AFL 10 Year An­niver­sary Team in 1971 and his 31 touch­down passes in 1964 were a team record un­til 2007.

Par­illi is fourth on the Pa­tri­ots’ ca­reer pass­ing list with 16,747 yards and is in the team’s Hall of Fame. He be­gan his pro ca­reer with the Green Bay Pack­ers in 1952, and also played for the Cleveland Browns, Oak­land Raiders, New York Jets and the CFL’s Ot­tawa Rough Rid­ers. He was the backup to Joe Na­math when the Jets won the Su­per Bowl in 1969.

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