Remembering Broncos and Denver Dynamite coach Babe Parilli

Jul 25, 2017 625

The football world lost an icon over the weekend with the passing of the legendary Vito ‘Babe’ Parilli. The veteran of the NFL, AFL and CFL played 18 professional seasons before moving on to a lengthy coaching career. Parilli’s Denver ties ran deep, as a quarterbacks coach for the Broncos from 1977-79, as head coach of the Denver Dynamite of the Arena League from 1989-91 and then as a resident of Parker in his final years.

Jim Saccomano, the retired vice president of corporate communications with the Denver Broncos, worked with Parilli during his time with the organization and became friends with with the Rochester, Penn. native. Saccomano joined Gil Whiteley on Mile High Sports AM 1340 | FM 104.7 this week to remember Parilli.

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