UK College of Education Hall of Fame


Vito "Babe" Parilli Vito “Babe” Parilli
B.A. in Health, Physical Education and Recreation, ’53
Named to the Alumni Hall of Fame in 2002

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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