John C. Parry IV
John C. Parry IV
Hometown: Marcellus, NY
Team: Football

John C. Parry IV '65
Hometown: Marcellus, NY
Sport: Football
Year Inducted: 1975

John C. Parry, IV '65 owned five Brown and six Ivy League pass receiving records when he graduated, along with the reputation of being the finest offensive end in the University's history. When an all time Ivy League team was selected for the years 1956-72, the 6-3 190-pound Parry not only made the top unit but also garnered more votes than anyone except Cornell's All-American fullback, Ed Marinaro. A native of Marcellus, N.Y., Parry was a two-time All-Ivy choice, made first team All-East, and was honorable mention All-American. Parry's five Brown records included: Game - most passes caught (9), most yards gained (122). Season - passes caught (39), yards gained (457). Career - passes caught (96). His six Ivy records: Game - passes caught (9). Season - passes caught (37), yards gained (438). Career - passes caught (87), TD passes (10), yards gained (1101). "John had all the moves and fakes, along with a tremendous pair of hands," says Parry's coach, John McLaughry '40. "But he didn't achieve greatness on ability alone. He worked hard to improve, never hesitated to ask questions, and he was the type who though football even off the field." In 1963, Parry was 12th in the nation in pass receiving, even though he played in only eight games. He served as co-captain of the fine 1964 team. John Parry now is assistant director of athletics at Brown.