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Hall of Fame quarterback YA Tittle dies at age 90

Hall of Fame quarterback YA Tittle dies at age 90

Most LSU fans today weren't alive when Y.A. Tittle was running the Tigers' offense from 1944 to 1947, but not many before or since have done as good of a job as Tittle.

During his 10 seasons in San Francisco, Tittle amassed a 45-31-1 record and put up some mind-boggling numbers.

Tittle was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971.

News of Tittle's death was passed along by the sports information department at his alma mater, LSU.

Tittle led the New York Giants to 3 consecutive division titles from 1961 to 1963, but alas, Tittle never played on a championship team.

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At age 34, no one would've been surprised if Tittle's career went downhill in NY, but that's not what happened. While with the 49ers, Tittle had his first of three All-Pro seasons. In 1957, Tittle led the NFL with 176 pass completions, which nearly seems absurd when you realize that only one other player in the league that year completed more than 140 passes. In 1962 and 1963 he led the National Football League in touchdown passes and was named All-Pro each season, at ages 36 and 37. 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.

Tittle had memory problems later in life related to dementia. Tittle held the single-season record for touchdown passes for 21 years until it was broken by Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, who threw for 48 in 1984.

Tittle resigned after the 1964 season with 33,070 vocation yards and 242 profession touchdown passes.

Before jumping to the NFL Tittle spend his college career at LSU.

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