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Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback YA Tittle dies at age 90

Former 49ers QB YA Tittle passes away at age 90 Pro Football Hall of Fame QB YA Tittle dies at 90
Spencer Simpson | 10 October, 2017, 00:27

Former New York Giants quarterback Y.A. Tittle has died at age 90, his alma mater, Louisiana State University, confirmed on Monday. He led the league in passing touchdowns three times and was named AP Most Valuable Player in 1963. He was born in Marshall, Texas, played college football at LSU, and had been living in Atherton, California since retiring from the NFL.

When Tittle left LSU as the No. 6 overall pick of the Baltimore Colts in the 1948 NFL Draft, he did so as the school's all-time leader in completions (162), passing yards (2,525) and passing touchdowns (23).

He found the greatest success during his career with the Giants, leading the team to three straight division titles toward the end of his career.

Tittle played at LSU from 1944 through 1947 as the Tigers' first T-formation quarterback. It came right after Tittle had thrown an interception and he was hit hard on the play.

The photo was taken in 1964, Tittle's last season, by Morris Berman of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Tittle was suffering from severe dementia.

Tittle holds the National Football League record for touchdowns in a game (seven), which has been tied multiple times. Both numbers have stood the test of time.

Before turning professional, the Texas-born quarterback, born Yelberton Abraham Tittle on October 24, 1926, played college football at Louisiana State University.

Tittle was named the MVP of an amusement that finished in a 0-0 tie with Arkansas.

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