Kentucky Coach Bear Bryant, in tie, celebrated UK’s win over TCU in the 1952 Cotton Bowl with quarterback Babe Parilli, left, running back Ed Hamilton and end Emero Clark. Hamilton ran for a touchdown and Parilli threw two TDs to Clark in UK’s 20-7 win.
Kentucky Coach Bear Bryant, in tie, celebrated UK’s win over TCU in the 1952 Cotton Bowl with quarterback Babe Parilli, left, running back Ed Hamilton and end Emero Clark. Hamilton ran for a touchdown and Parilli threw two TDs to Clark in UK’s 20-7 win. Associated Press
Kentucky Coach Bear Bryant, in tie, celebrated UK’s win over TCU in the 1952 Cotton Bowl with quarterback Babe Parilli, left, running back Ed Hamilton and end Emero Clark. Hamilton ran for a touchdown and Parilli threw two TDs to Clark in UK’s 20-7 win. Associated Press

Mark Story

July 17, 2017 6:14 PM

Babe Parilli has strong claim as greatest UK football player ever

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I am a native Kentuckian, a graduate of North Hardin High School (Radcliff) and the University of Kentucky. I came to the Herald-Leader in the glamorous position of agate clerk on Aug. 27, 1990. Since that time, I’ve worked as small-college beat reporter, sports enterprise/investigative reporter and, since August, 2001, as a full-time sports columnist.