Former New York Giants quarterback Y.A. Tittle has died at age 90, his alma mater, Louisiana State University, confirmed on Monday.
Tittle quarterbacked the Tigers for two seasons, running the T-formation, and leading LSU to a record of 16-3-1 during those two seasons. Tittle has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. He was born in Marshall, Texas, played college football at LSU, and had been living in Atherton, California since retiring from the NFL. However, Tittle never actually played for the Lions because he chose to start his career on the East Coast with the Baltimore Colts of the AAFL. The Giants retired his No. 14 immediately after his career ended and became a charter member of the New York Giants Ring of Honor in 2010.
A seven-time Pro Bowl selection and a three-time All-Pro pick, Tittle was chosen as the NFL's MVP in 1957 and 1962 by UPI and in 1963 by The Associated Press.
The Detroit Lions selected Tittle with the sixth choice in the 1948 NFL Draft, but he signed with the upstart All-American Football Conference's Baltimore Colts, joining the NFL when the team did in 1950.
Tittle's yardage still stands as the fifteenth most noteworthy single-diversion add up to in National Football League history while his seven touchdowns are as yet tied as the best single-amusement execution by any quarterback in National Football League history.
The photo was taken in 1964, Tittle's last season, by Morris Berman of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Tittle had memory problems later in life related to dementia.
Tittle was named the league MVP in 1963.