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Encyclopedia > Y. A. Tittle
Y. A. Tittle
Position(s):
Quarterback
Jersey #(s):
14
Born: October 24, 1926 (1926-10-24) (age 81)
Flag of Texas Marshall, Texas
Career Information
Year(s): 1948-1964
NFL Draft: 1948 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
College: Louisiana State
Professional Teams
Career Stats
TD-INT     212-221
Yards     28,339
QB Rating     73.6
Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards
Pro Football Hall of Fame

Yelberton Abraham Tittle (born October 24, 1926 in Marshall, Texas), better known as Y. A. Tittle, is a former American football quarterback in the NFL who played for the Baltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers, and the New York Giants. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, inducted in 1971. A diagram showing typical football positions In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... In team sports, the squad number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Texas. ... Marshall is a major city of the northeastern region of the U.S. state of Texas. ... 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Career

Tittle began his career with the Baltimore Colts of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) in 1948, who eventually joined the NFL in 1950. The Colts became defunct after that season, and Tittle joined the San Francisco 49ers. He played there for ten seasons, through 1960, often struggling for playing time. In 1951 and 1952, Frankie Albert also played quarterback extensively, and then from 1957 through 1960, John Brodie took time on the field away from Tittle. Baltimore Colts started in the All-America Football Conference in 1946 as the Miami Seahawks. ... The All-America Football Conference (AAFC) was a professional American football league that challenged the established National Football League (NFL) from 1946 to 1949. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... Frankie Albert (January 27, 1920 - September 5, 2002) was a quarterback in the NFL. Frankie Albert, who was born in Chicago, starred at Stanford University coached by T-formation apostle Clark Shaughnessy. ... John Riley Brodie (born August 14, 1935) is a former professional American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, and had a second career as a Senior PGA Tour professional golfer. ...


Tittle was traded after the 1960 season, when the 49ers decided that Brodie was their quarterback of the future. He joined the New York Giants, where he would have some of his best seasons. In 1963, his second-to-last year, Tittle set what was then an NFL record by throwing 36 touchdown passes. After a poor 1964 season, however, Tittle retired. This article is about the current National Football League team. ...


In a career lasting 17 years, Tittle passed for 33,070 yards, and 242 touchdowns, and twice received the NFL Most Valuable Player Award. In 1971, he was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. One of pro football's greatest quarterbacks never to win the NFL Championship, Tittle did throw seven touchdown passes in the October 28, 1962, game against the Washington Redskins that the Giants won 49-34. The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press, to the player who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ...


In 1961 the San Francisco 49ers traded Y. A. Tittle to the New York Giants for guard Lou Cordileone, who by 1962 was playing for the Los Angeles Rams while Tittle went on to lead the Giants to three straight Eastern Division titles, part of a team that featured such great players as Del Shofner, Aaron Thomas, Joe Walton, Frank Gifford, Alex Webster, Dick Lynch, Jimmy Patton, Roosevelt Brown, Andy Robustelli, Sam Huff, Erich Barnes and Joe Morrison. Lou Cordileone (born August 4, 1937 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is a former American football offensive lineman, primarily guard, who played nine seasons in the National Football League. ... The St. ... Delbert Martin Shofner (born December 11, 1934) is a former American Football wide receiver who played for eleven seasons with the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants from 1957 to 1967 in the National Football League. ... Aaron Thomas is an actor who played the Hannibal Lecter at nine years old in Hannibal Rising. ... Joe Walton(born 1936) A noted coach in college and professional football. ... Francis Newton Gifford (born August 16, 1930 in Santa Monica, California) was an American football player and one of the better-known American sports commentators in the latter part of the 20th century who made the transition from an athlete to broadcasting. ... Alex Webster Alex Webster (born 25th October 1969, Buffalo, New York) is the bassist from Cannibal Corpse. ... Richard Dennis Dick Lynch (born April 29, 1936) was a defensive back in the NFL for the New York Giants. ... Jimmy Patton(born September 29, 1933) was a defensive back in the NFL for the New York Giants. ... Roosevelt Rosey Brown (October 20, 1932 - June 9, 2004) was a Pro Football Hall of Famer who played offensive tackle for the New York Giants from 1953 to 1965. ... Andrew Andy Robustelli (born December 6, 1925, Stamford, Connecticut) is an NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame player and a prominent business man. ... Robert Lee Huff (born October 4, 1934, Morgantown, West Virginia) is a former American football linebacker who played for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins after earning All-America honors at West Virginia University. ... Erich Barnes was a defensive back in the NFL. He was a 6 time Pro Bowler. ... Joe Morrison (1937-1989) was a National Football League football player who played for the New York Giants. ...


Legacy

For his career, Tittle had impressive numbers. He threw for 28,339 yards and 212 touchdowns, while also rushing for 999 yards and 33 touchdowns, not including his totals in the AAFC.


The only thing missing from Tittle's impressive resumé was an NFL championship. The Giants lost the title game every year from 1961 to 1963. The 1963 game was especially disappointing, as Tittle hurt his leg and struggled all game as the Giants lost to the Chicago Bears 14-10. City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football...


The following year, Tittle's final season, the Giants were nowhere close to contention, falling to a 2-10-2 record. Tittle's performance fell from 36 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 1963 to 10 touchdowns and 22 interceptions in 1964. He retired after the season.


Tittle currently owns Y. A. Tittle Insurance & Financial Services [1].


Distinction

Y.A. Tittle was the first and one of only seven quarterbacks in NFL history to have achieved consecutive 30-touchdown passing seasons. The others are Steve Bartkowski, Brett Favre, Dan Fouts, Dan Marino, Jeff Garcia and Peyton Manning. Tittle's 36 touchdown passes in the 1963 season would remain an NFL record until Marino threw 48 touchdown passes in 1984. Steve Bartkowski (born November 12, 1952) is a former American Football quarterback who played for the Atlanta Falcons (1975-1985) and the Los Angeles Rams (1986). ... Brett Hillbilly Favre (pronounced Farv, born on October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi [1]) is an American football player, currently starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). ... Daniel Francis Fouts (born June 10, 1951) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers from 1973 through 1987, and is famous for being one of the most prolific quarterbacks of the Super Bowl Era. ... Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr. ... Jeffrey Jason Garcia (born February 24, 1970 in Gilroy, California) is a Mexican American professional quarterback currently employed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ...


In his most prolific college season with LSU, Tittle passed for 780 yards, impressive for the time, leading the Fighting Tigers to a 9-1 record and a #8 ranking in the final AP poll. LSU then tied Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl. For other uses, see LSU. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Largest metro area Little Rock Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,002 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... For the Cotton Bowl stadium, see Cotton Bowl (stadium). ...


On April 23, 2007, Tittle was waiting to be interviewed by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Halberstam for Halberstam's new book The Game about the 1958 NFL championship football game between the then Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants. Halberstam died of internal injuries sustained in an automobile accident which occurred while he was en route to interview Tittle. is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ... This article is about the author and journalist. ...


Career statistics

NFL Regular season

  • 3,817 passes attempted
  • 2,118 passes completed
  • 28,339 passing yards
  • 212 passing touchdowns
  • 221 passes intercepted
  • 73.6 quarterback rating

AAFC Regular season

  • 578 passes attempted
  • 309 passes completed
  • 4,731 passing yards
  • 30 passing touchdowns
  • 27 passes intercepted
  • 78.6 quarterback rating

See also

The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame honors sports figures who have made a significant impact in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... New York Giants primary logo 1956–60. ...

External links

  • Tittle's entry on pro-football-reference.com
  • Tittle's entry on the Pro Football Hall of Fame site
Preceded by
Jim Taylor
NFL Most Valuable Player
1963 season
Succeeded by
Johnny Unitas
Preceded by
Frankie Albert
San Francisco 49ers Starting Quarterbacks
1953-1960
Succeeded by
John Brodie
Preceded by
Charlie Conerly
New York Giants Starting Quarterbacks
1961-1963
Succeeded by
Gary Wood

 
 

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