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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.

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Our thoughts are prayers are with the Tittle family.
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ForeverLSU1677 months
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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Spankum77 months
Man, I sure hate to hear of his passing...truly a Tiger legend. RIP, Mr Tittle....
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lsusportsman277 months
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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Lexman177 months
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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Jdixon77 months
YA fought the good fight!! God Bless family and Geaux Tigers!!
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Pepe Lepew77 months
Rip, a true legend, a great Tiger!!!!
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TigerSpray77 months
Heaven got a tough guy today......
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tigersbh77 months
RIP Y. A. Tittle. You are a legend.
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themunch77 months
RIP Gone to his glory.
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Sid in Lakeshore77 months
Very sad day. Glad he was with family at the end. RIP Y. A., RIP.
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SirWinston77 months
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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Wild Thang77 months
RIP
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Techdog8977 months
One tough son of a gun and an all time Tiger great. RIP sir! My condolences to his family.
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lsusteve177 months
Wow, I was just bidding on Y.A. LSU signed jersey this past weekend. RIP to a Tiger Great
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BestBanker77 months
Condolences to the Tittle family.
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Mike da Tigah77 months
What a great ball player he was. He will always be remembered a true Tiger.
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