Friday, 20 October, 2017

Former LSU, NFL star YA Tittle dead at age 90

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Y. A. Tittle. Published 49ers quarterback Y. A. Tittle. Published
Clarence Duncan | 10 October, 2017, 00:29

In a 1962 amusement against the Redskins, Tittle tossed for 505 yards and seven touchdowns, which were incredible numbers in a period known for wounding running backs.

A bloodied Y.A. Tittle kneeling on the field in 1964 is one of the most famous sports photos ever. He was selected in the first round of the 1948 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Colts.

Tittle and current New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees are the only players in National Football League history to pass for seven touchdowns and 500 yards in the same game, and Tittle did it in 1962.

Despite the fact that things didn't work out for the Colts, they worked out for Tittle, who might go ahead to end up noticeably one of the NFL's best players over the last 14 periods of his vocation.

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

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

Tittle ended up retiring after the 1964 season with 33,070 career yards and 242 career touchdown passes. It came right after Tittle had thrown an interception and he was hit hard on the play. Tittle was suffering from severe dementia.

Tittle was named the league MVP in 1963.

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

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