Hall of Fame quarterback YA Tittle dies at age 90

Oct 10, 2017, 00:31
Hall of Fame quarterback YA Tittle dies at age 90

Under coach Bernie Moore, LSU had employed a single-wing attack, but that called for a tailback who could run and pass. Tittle was strictly a passer, and that turned the Tigers into a T-formation team with a modern concept of the quarterback position.

Tittle had memory problems later in life related to dementia. Be that as it may, Tittle never really played for the Lions since he chose to begin his profession on the East Coast with the Baltimore Colts of the AAFL. Before the 1961 season, Tittle's esteem was low to the point that the 49ers exchanged the 34-year-old QB to the Giants for a new kid on the block hostile lineman (Lou Cordileone). He was selected in the first round of the 1948 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Colts.

Tittle was part of the famous "Million Dollar Backfield", which consisted of himself, fullback Joe Perry, and halfbacks Hugh McElhenny and John Henry Johnson. While with the 49ers, Tittle had his first of three All-Pro seasons.

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Tittle was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971. 49ers Hall of Fame, and the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.

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

Tittle led the New York Giants to three straight Eastern Division titles from 1961 through 1963. He was one of two players in National Football League history to throw for 500 yards and seven touchdowns in a game (Drew Brees, 2015).

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