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NFL legend Y.A. Tittle died Sunday Oct. 8.

By Khadrice Rollins
October 09, 2017

Hall of Fame quarterback Y.A. Tittle died Sunday at age 90, LSU announced.

Before making the jump to pro football, Tittle played two seasons in Baton Rouge. After his time with the Tigers, Tittle played for the Baltimore Colts to start his 17-year pro career.

Tittle played in Baltimore for three years, before going to San Francisco for 10 seasons. While with the 49ers, Tittle had his first of three All-Pro seasons. He also earned his first of seven Pro Bowl nods.

Classic SI Photos of Y.A. Tittle

When Tittle left San Francisco, he went to New York to play for the Giants for the last four seasons of his career. He won the 1963 MVP in the second to last year of his career, at age 37. It was the second time in his career he threw for more than 3,000 yards and he tossed a career-high 36 touchdown passes that season. Tittle's 36 touchdown passes tied George Blanda's single season record, which was not broken until Dan Marino threw 48 touchdowns in 1984.

Tittle is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, and played a key role in the progression of more forward passing in football. He is one of eight quarterbacks to throw seven touchdowns in one game, thanks to a 27-for-39, 505-yard performance against Washington on Oct. 28, 1962.

During the 1962 and 1963 season Tittle threw for 6,369 yards and 69 touchdowns, becoming the second quarterback to ever have back-to-back 3,000-yard seasons and the first quarterback to have consecutive seasons with at least 30 touchdown passes.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971.

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