NFL Hall of Famer YA Tittle dead at 90

Tricia Pearson
October 10, 2017

Tittle played at LSU from 1944 through 1947 as the Tigers' first T-formation quarterback.

A bloodied Y.A. Tittle kneeling on the field in 1964 is one of the most famous sports photos ever.

Tittle's storied career through pro football began in 1948 with the Baltimore Colts and spanned three decades and 17 seasons.

Tittle was later drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 1951. Statistically, his best seasons came in 1962 and 1963 with the New York Giants when Tittle threw for over 3,000 yards and 30-or-more touchdowns in each of the two seasons. The Giants retired Tittle's No. 14. While with the 49ers, Tittle had his first of three All-Pro seasons.

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Tittle ended up retiring after the 1964 season with 33,070 career yards and 242 career touchdown passes. In 1957, Tittle led the NFL with 176 pass completions, which nearly seems absurd when you realize that only one other player in the league that year completed more than 140 passes.

Tittle's yardage still stands as the fifteenth most noteworthy single-diversion add up to in National Football League history while his seven touchdowns are as yet tied as the best single-amusement execution by any quarterback in National Football League history.

Some on Twitter commented on Tittle's greatness and suggested he was disheartened by the current Giants' dismal season.

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