Pro Football Hall of Famer Clarence 'Ace' Parker dies at 101

Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Clarence "Ace" Parker died Wednesday morning at the age of 101. Parker was the first and only member of the Hall of Fame to live beyond the age of 100.

Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1972, Parker played quarterback in the NFL for the Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Yanks and for the New York Yankees of the All-America Football Conference. Parker's football career was interrupted by his service in World War II.

"Our thoughts go out to Ace's family and friends," said Steve Perry, the Hall of Fame's president/executive director. "On behalf of all of the Hall of Famers, the Board and staff, we reflect on a full life lived and will forever remember the football legacy created by Ace Parker."

Named the league's MVP in 1940, Parker contributed in all three phases for the Dodgers. He threw for 10 touchdown passes, rushed for 306 yards and two touchdowns, added two touchdown receptions, kicked 19 extra points and tied for the league lead with six interceptions.

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