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Ex-LSU, NFL great YA Tittle dies at 90

Ex-LSU, NFL great YA Tittle dies at 90

Be that as it may, Tittle never really played for the Lions since he chose to begin his profession on the East Coast with the Baltimore Colts of the AAFL. Tittle's tenure with the Colts was cut short when the team folded following the 1950 season.

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. While with the 49ers, Tittle had his first of three All-Pro seasons. Before the 1961 season, Tittle's esteem was low to the point that the 49ers exchanged the 34-year-old QB to the Giants for a new kid on the block hostile lineman (Lou Cordileone).

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.

During those three seasons, Tittle was doing things that you rarely see now.

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Tittle's death was confirmed to his alma mater LSU by his family on Monday.

Known as "The Bald Eagle" for his receding hairline, Tittle won the NFL MVP award in 1963 while tossing a then-record 36 touchdown passes in a season.

24, 1926, Tittle played collegiately with the Tigers from 1944-47 before being drafted by the Detroit Lions in 1948. It came right after Tittle had thrown an interception and he was hit hard on the play.

Tittle had memory problems later in life related to dementia. Tittle told ESPN.com as of late that he wasn't a colossal enthusiast of the photograph.


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