Football Legend, Hall of Famer YA Tittle Dies, 90

Jessica Allison
October 10, 2017

Former LSU great and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Y.A. Tittle died Sunday night at age 90.

Y.A. Tittle Avenue off of Bob Petit Boulevard, near LSU's campus, was also named in his honor.

When Tittle left San Francisco, he went to NY to play for the Giants for the last four seasons of his career.

The Detroit Lions selected Tittle with the sixth choice in the 1948 NFL Draft, but he signed with the upstart All-American Football Conference's Baltimore Colts, joining the NFL when the team did in 1950.

He led the Giants to three straight championship games but was unable to win a title.

In spite of the fact that Tittle never won a title with the Giants - he went 0-3 in the National Football League title amusement between 1961-63 - he cemented his inheritance as extraordinary compared to other quarterbacks to ever play.

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The picture came after a play where Tittle was hit so hard that he suffered a concussion and a cracked sternum.

Known as "The Bald Eagle" for his receding hairline, Tittle won the NFL MVP award in 1963 while tossing a then-record 36 touchdown passes in a season. Tittle actually told ESPN.com recently that he wasn't a huge fan of the photo.

Tittle resigned after the 1964 season with 33,070 vocation yards and 242 profession touchdown passes. Both numbers have stood the test of time.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971.

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

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