YA Tittle, Hall of Fame quarterback, dies at 90

Y.A. Tittle

Former 49ers QB YA Tittle passes away at age 90

Former LSU great and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Y.A. Tittle died Sunday night at age 90.

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

Tittle was later drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 1951.

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Tittle, whose bald head made him look older than his years, was the subject of an iconic photo taken during his last season in 1964. Tittle spent 10 seasons with the 49ers and earned four Pro Bowl selections, wleading the league in touchdown passes in 1955.

Tittle was part of the famous "Million Dollar Backfield", which consisted of himself, fullback Joe Perry, and halfbacks Hugh McElhenny and John Henry Johnson. 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. 49ers Hall of Fame, and the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.

Tittle led the New York Giants to three straight Eastern Division titles from 1961 through 1963. 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.

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

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

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