NFL Hall of Famer YA Tittle dead at 90

Posted October 10, 2017

Pro Football Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle has passed away at the age of 90. He led the league in passing touchdowns three times and was named AP Most Valuable Player in 1963. In a 1962 game against the Redskins, Tittle threw for 505 yards and seven touchdowns, which were unheard of numbers in an era known for bruising running backs. He became a star for LSU before he was selected with the sixth overall pick of the 1948 draft by the Detroit Lions.

His No. 14 jersey is retired by the New York Giants, and his record of seven touchdown passes in a single game still stands to this day (though it has been tied a couple of times).

He found the greatest success during his career with the Giants, leading the team to three straight division titles toward the end of his career.

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.

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

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

Tittle was the first professional football player to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Tittle had memory problems later in life related to dementia.

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