Former LSU quarterback Y.A. Tittle, one of NFL’s earliest stars, dies at 90

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Legendary LSU quarterback and NFL Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle has died.

LSU Football confirmed his death on Twitter. He was 90 years old.

According to, Tittle was a star quarterback and a tailback for LSU from 1944-1947.

He was selected for seven Pro-Bowls in his 17-year career and played “deep into his 30s”:

Tittle played quarterback for the Baltimore Colts from 1948-1950 in both the All-America Football Conference and National Football League, then joined the San Francisco 49ers via the 1951 NFL Draft, where he played from 1951-1960. Tittle led an offense that featured three future Hall of Fame running backs — Hugh McElhenny, Joe Perry and John Henry Johnson — in what was known as the “Million Dollar Backfield.”

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