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Yelberton Abraham Tittle Jr., known as YA Tittle died at 90

Yelberton Abraham Tittle Jr., known as YA Tittle died at 90

A spokesperson for LSU Athletics says that Tittle, a native of Marshall, Tx., passed away overnight.

Tittle lettered from 1944-47 and led LSU to victory in the 1947 Cotton Bowl following his junior season.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971.

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

Over his pro career, Tittle was selected to seven Pro Bowls (1953, 1954, 1957, 1959, 1961-1963) and was a four-time First-team All-Pro (1957, 1961-1963).

He was 90-years-old.

Tittle had memory problems later in life related to dementia.

The next season, Tittle broke the NFL single-season record by passing for 36 touchdowns, becoming the first player in league history to have at least 30 TD passes in consecutive seasons.

Tittle and current New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees are the only players in National Football League history to pass for seven touchdowns and 500 yards in the same game, and Tittle did it in 1962.

Tittle never won a championship but was shown in an iconic photo taken by Dozier Mobley during his final season in 1964. Tittle was named the MVP of a game that ended in a 0-0 tie with Arkansas.

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