In this 1969 file photo, New York Jets quarterback Vito "Babe" Parilli poses for a photo at NFL football training camp at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Parilli, the former Patriots quarterback who starred in the team's American Football League days, died Saturday, July 15, 2017. He was 87. New England announced the death. The cause of death wasn't disclosed. (He was the backup to Joe Namath when the Jets won the Super Bowl in 1969. (
In this 1969 file photo, New York Jets quarterback Vito "Babe" Parilli poses for a photo at NFL football training camp at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Parilli, the former Patriots quarterback who starred in the team's American Football League days, died Saturday, July 15, 2017. He was 87. New England announced the death. The cause of death wasn't disclosed. (He was the backup to Joe Namath when the Jets won the Super Bowl in 1969. ( AP
In this 1969 file photo, New York Jets quarterback Vito "Babe" Parilli poses for a photo at NFL football training camp at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Parilli, the former Patriots quarterback who starred in the team's American Football League days, died Saturday, July 15, 2017. He was 87. New England announced the death. The cause of death wasn't disclosed. (He was the backup to Joe Namath when the Jets won the Super Bowl in 1969. ( AP

Part of Charlotte sports history dies: Babe Parilli was city’s 1st pro football coach

July 16, 2017 7:07 AM