Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

Legendary LSU, NFL QB YA Tittle dies at 90

Former 49ers QB YA Tittle passes away at age 90 Pro Football Hall of Fame QB YA Tittle dies at 90
Angelica Greene | 10 October, 2017, 00:28

Y.A. Tittle, the Hall of Fame quarterback and celebrated former signal-caller for the Colts, 49ers and Giants, passed away Sunday night.

When Tittle left LSU as the No. 6 overall pick of the Baltimore Colts in the 1948 NFL Draft, he did so as the school's all-time leader in completions (162), passing yards (2,525) and passing touchdowns (23).

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. It shows him on his knees, sitting on his ankles, without a helmet and bleeding from a gash in his head after throwing a pass that was intercepted and returned for a touchdown.

Before making the jump to pro football, Tittle played two seasons in Baton Rouge.

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Tittle ended up retiring after the 1964 season with 33,070 career yards and 242 career touchdown passes.

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

"Y.A. Tittle will forever hold a special place in not only 49ers history but that of the National Football League", Niners owner Jed York said in a statement Monday.

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

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