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Legendary LSU, NFL QB YA Tittle dies at 90

Legendary LSU, NFL QB YA Tittle dies at 90

New York Giants and Louisiana State University star quarterback Y.A. Tittle, a two-time NFL MVP who was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died Sunday night, the school said. He led the league in passing touchdowns three times and was named AP Most Valuable Player in 1963.

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

Tittle's NFL vocation began in 1948 after the Detroit Lions made him the No. 6 general pick in the NFL Draft.

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.

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Tittle holds the National Football League record for touchdowns in a game (seven), which has been tied multiple times. Tittle was suffering from severe dementia.

Tittle never won a championship but was shown in an iconic photo taken by Dozier Mobley during his final season in 1964. Both numbers have stood the test of time.

Tittle as inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971 and played his collegiate football at LSU, where he earned all-SEC honors twice.

Before jumping to the NFL Tittle spend his college career at LSU. The feature of his vocation in Baton Rouge was a 1946 season where he drove the Tigers to a 9-1-1 record and a Cotton Bowl appearance.