Y.A. Tittle played tailback for Marshall High School and went on to play quarterback for Louisiana State University (1944-1947). Tittle was second team All-Southeast Conference in 1946 and 1947. Tittle's pro football career spanned 17 seasons (1948-1964) and 201 games in which he passed for 33,070 yards and threw 242 touchdowns. He played three seasons with the Baltimore Colts, ten seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, and four seasons with the New York Giants, who he led to three consecutive division titles. He was voted the league's Most Valuable Player twice, was All NFL with six Pro Bowls, and set five NFL records by the time he retired in 1964. Tittle was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.
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