Legendary LSU QB YA Tittle passes away at age of 90

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Y.A. Tittle, passed away on Sunday night. He led the league in passing touchdowns three times and was named AP Most Valuable Player in 1963. 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. He was selected by the Detroit Lions in the first round of the 1948 draft.

Tittle still remains tied with seven other players - including Peyton Manning and Drew Brees - for the most touchdown passes (seven) in a single game in National Football League history.

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. He shared playing time during his first two seasons with quarterback Franke Albert and became the 49ers' starter in 1953, which ended up being a Pro Bowl season for Tittle.

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According to NFL.com, Tittle was a star quarterback and a tailback for LSU from 1944-1947. It came right after Tittle had thrown an interception and he was hit hard on the play.

Tittle never won a championship but was shown in an iconic photo taken by Dozier Mobley during his final season in 1964.

In the pros, Tittle once threw for 505 yards and 7 touchdowns in a single game - lofty numbers even by today's pass-happy standard.

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