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Old 10-10-2017, 03:02 AM   #1
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Default Giants legend Y.A. Tittle dead at age 90

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Former New York Giants quarterback Y.A. Tittle has died at the age of 90, confirmed by Louisiana State University on Monday.

Tittle only spent four seasons with the Giants at the back end of his career but that didn't keep him from being viewed as a legend in the eyes of Big Blue fans.

Tittle attended LSU and was a first-round pick (No. 6 overall) in the 1948 NFL Draft to the Baltimore Colts. He would spend three seasons there until the Colts franchise folded.

This allowed Tittle to be placed into the 1951 NFL Draft, where he was selected by the San Francisco 49ers. Tittle would spend 10 seasons with the 49ers and earn four Pro Bowl selections while also leading the league in touchdown passes in 1955.

After his tenure with the 49ers, Tittle signed with the Giants as a 34-year-old. Proving he wasn't done yet, he went on to win an MVP award while also leading the league in various passing categories in 1962 and 1963.

Tittle is also responsible for one of the most iconic photographs in NFL history.

Tittle was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971 and his No. 14 jersey is retired by the Giants. ~ Source

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Yelberton Abraham 'Y.A.' Tittle Jr.
(October 24, 1926 – October 8, 2017)
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