Legendary LSU and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Y.A. Tittle sadly passed away at the age of 90 on Sunday night.

The news of his death first reported by the Marshall News Messenger in his hometown of Marshall, Texas and was confirmed by LSU deputy director of athletics Verge Ausberry.

Tittle, who played at LSU from 1944 to 1947 on both offense and defense, was a two-time All-SEC quarterback for the Tigers. His 2,525 passing yards and 23 touchdowns were a school record that stood until Bert Jones broke his record in the 1970s.

The Detroit Lions selected Tittle with the sixth pick in the 1948 NFL Draft but he instead chose to play in the AAFC for the Baltimore Colts. He later went on the play for the San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants.


Our thoughts are prayers are with the Tittle family.
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That brief video tribute is well done...classy and classic. Always sad to lose greats...especially when they are great people.
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Man, I sure hate to hear of his passing...truly a Tiger legend. RIP, Mr Tittle....
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RIP to a legend, and one of the best to ever put on a Tiger uniform. God bless him and his family.
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A true legend of the game and a class act as a human being! Thoughts and prayers to his entire family. God bless you all!
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YA fought the good fight!! God Bless family and Geaux Tigers!!
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Rip, a true legend, a great Tiger!!!!
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Heaven got a tough guy today......
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RIP Y. A. Tittle. You are a legend.
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RIP Gone to his glory.
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Very sad day. Glad he was with family at the end. RIP Y. A., RIP.
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Loved me some Y.A. Tittle, mates. And he stood for our beautiful national anthem up until his last Tiger game - that I can tell you. :USA:
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RIP
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One tough son of a gun and an all time Tiger great. RIP sir! My condolences to his family.
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Wow, I was just bidding on Y.A. LSU signed jersey this past weekend. RIP to a Tiger Great
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Condolences to the Tittle family.
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What a great ball player he was. He will always be remembered a true Tiger.
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