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Y.A. Tittle, Hall of Fame QB and Giants legend, passed at 90

Hall of Fame quarterback and former Giants good Y.A. Tittle died at the age of 90 on Sunday.

His family reliable news of his death to Louisiana State University, where Tittle starred in college, but no sum were immediately provided.

Tittle, nicknamed “The Bald Eagle” for his care as good as his betimes decrease hairline, played 17 seasons in the NFL from 1948-1964, the final 4 of which were with the Giants. He led the joining in flitting touchdowns 3 times and was named AP Most Valuable Player in 1963.

He led the Giants to 3 true championship games but was incompetent to win a title. The group retired his No. 14 immediately after his career finished and became a licence member of the New York Giants Ring of Honor in 2010.

Tittle came to model the competitiveness of football with an iconic photo taken during his final deteriorate in 1964. The picture captures the then-37-year-old after he threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown by Pittsburgh’s Chuck Hinton. A fatigued Tittle is seen kneeling in pain from an harmed rib as blood drips down his face from a conduct gash.


In this famous Sept. 20, 1964 photograph, Y.A. Tittle squats on the margin after being jarred up against the Steelers.

(Dozier Mobley/AP)

Born Yelberton Abraham Tittle in Marshall, Texas, in 1926, he was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 1948 but began his career with the All-America Football Conference’s Baltimore Colts. Tittle stuck with the Colts when they assimilated the NFL in 1950, but after the group disbanded, he was redrafted by the San Francisco 49ers.

Tittle, also called “YAT” by his teammates, warranted 4 of his 7 Pro Bowl selections during a 10-year army with the 49ers. In 1954, he became the first pro football player to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.Tittle held the NFL record for many touchdown passes in a deteriorate until Dan Marino threw 48 in 1984.

In 1961, Tittle was traded to New York, where he took over for Charlie Conerly as Giants starter. After coming up brief in 3 uninterrupted years, the Giants fell to 2-10-2 in 1964 and Tittle would go on to retire.

He was inaugurated to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971.

– With the Associated Press

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