NFL Legend YA Tittle Dies at Age 90

Pro Football Hall of Famer Yelberton Abraham (Y.A.) Tittle has died at 90 years old.

Before hopping to the NFL, Tittle spent his school profession at LSU. He was selected in the first round of the 1948 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Colts. He held National Football League records for passing yards, touchdowns, pass attempts (3,817), completions (2,118), total offense (29,338) and games (176) when he retired.

Tittle played for the AFL Baltimore Colts and NFL San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants during his professional career and led the Giants to three straight division titles in the early 1960s.

Tittle was a two-time All-SEC quarterback for the Tigers in the 1940s, setting passing records at the university that stood for years.

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

The picture came after a play where Tittle was hit so hard that he suffered a concussion and a cracked sternum. Tittle actually told ESPN.com recently that he wasn't a huge fan of the photo.

Over his career, Tittle passed for 28,339 yards with 212 touchdowns and 221 interceptions.

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

In the pros, Tittle once threw for 505 yards and 7 touchdowns in a single game - lofty numbers even by today's pass-happy standard.

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