Hall of Fame quarterback Y.A. Tittle dies at age 90


Y.A. Tittle, the Hall of Fame quarterback and 1963 NFL MVP, has died. He was 90.

His family confirmed to LSU, where Tittle starred in college, that he died Sunday night at Stanford Hospital near his home in Atherton.

Known as “The Bald Eagle” as much for his sturdy leadership as his prematurely receding hairline, Tittle played 17 seasons of pro football. He began with the All-America Football Conference’s Baltimore Colts in 1948 and finished with the NFL’s New York Giants. He played 10 years in between with the San Francisco 49ers but had his greatest success in New York, leading the Giants to three division titles in four years in a remarkable late-career surge.

Tittle at one time had an ownership stake in Ski Run Marina in South Lake Tahoe. His grandson, Mike Deleat, still lives on the South Shore.

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  1. don't give up says - Posted: October 12, 2017

    Loved watching Y.A. Tittle when the 49er’s played the LA Rams. Sad to see an early hero of mine depart.