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Jim Parker flattened opponents, paving way for Colts to win titles

Jim Parker flattened opponents, paving way for Colts to win titles

Lenny Moore can hardly attend an NFL function without some gnarly old linebacker wagging his finger at the 78-year-old Baltimore Colts Hall of Fame running back and telling Moore something he already knows.

"Lenny," the old-timer will say, "I had a bead on you so many times out there, I was going to knock the living hell out of you. But then I'd look up and, all of a sudden, here comes Jim Parker — and he'd get me first."

Moore will listen, smile and nod. Then he'll look skyward and thank the man upstairs — No. 77, the big lug with the horseshoe on his helmet — for running...

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