Bill Parcells

American football player

1941 –

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Who is Bill Parcells?

Duane Charles "Bill" Parcells is a former American football head coach, both in college with the Air Force Falcons, and the National Football League with the New York Giants, New England Patriots, New York Jets, and Dallas Cowboys. He is known as "The Big Tuna", a nickname about the shape of his physique derived from a team joke during his tenure as linebackers coach of the New England Patriots.

Parcells won two Super Bowl rings with the New York Giants, defeating the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI and the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV. He led the New England Patriots to Super Bowl XXXI, but lost to the Green Bay Packers 35-21. He also led the New York Jets to the 1998 AFC Championship Game. He announced his third retirement from football on January 22, 2007 before returning to the sport later that year as the Vice President of Football Operations with the Miami Dolphins. He resigned from his role as the "football czar" with the Dolphins in September 2010, working as a "consultant" with the team until he took a leave of absence in October 2010, and left the team after the season. He is currently an NFL analyst for ESPN.

On February 2, 2013, Parcells was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Induction ceremonies were held on August 3, 2013 in Canton, Ohio.

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Born
Aug 22, 1941
Englewood
Also known as
  • Duane Charles Parcells
  • The Big Tuna
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Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Wichita State University
Lived in
  • Englewood
  • New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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