OLDEST HALL OF FAMER PARKER DEAD AT 101

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CANTON, United States: Clarence “Ace” Parker, the only member of the American Pro Football Hall of Fame to live to be a hundred, died on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) at the age of 101. Parker, a quarterback, turned down a chance to play for baseball’s Philadelphia Athletics and starred for the Brooklyn Dodgers gridiron squad from 1937 to 1941. Parker was the National Football League’s Most Valuable Player in 1940, when he threw 10 touchdown passes, ran for 206 yards and two touchdowns and caught two touchdown passes as well as averaging 38 yards per punt.

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