Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
Sports | By Mabel Barber

YA Tittle, Hall of Fame quarterback and Giants legend, dead at 90

YA Tittle, Hall of Fame quarterback and Giants legend, dead at 90

Pro Football Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle has passed away at the age of 90.

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

Tittle played in Baltimore for three years, before going to San Francisco for 10 seasons.

Y.A. Tittle attends a 2014 LSU football game.

Tittle, though, spurned the Lions and played for the Baltimore Colts in the All-America Football Conference.

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Tittle only spent four seasons with the Giants at the back end of his career, but that didn't keep him from being viewed as a legend in the eyes of Big Blue fans.

Tittle's 1957 season was rewarded with dozens of accolades: The quarterback was named league MVP by the UPI, he was named to the Pro Bowl and also named first-team All-Pro for the first time in his career. In 1957, Tittle drove the National Football League with 176 pass fruitions, which practically appears to be preposterous when you understand that just a single other player in the group that year finished more than 140 passes.

After his tenure with the 49ers, Tittle signed with the Giants as a 34-year-old.

Tittle retired after the 1964 season - when an iconic football photo was taken of him kneeling on the field, helmetless with blood trickling down his bald head.

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

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