Famous American legend was just found dead and his cause of death remains unknown. RIP.
He was a Hall of Fame quarterback and 1963 NFL Most Valuable Player. NFL legend Y.A. Tittle has passed away at age 90 according to multiple reports.
His family confirmed the news to LSU, where Tittle starred in college. As of now they have not released a cause of death, but many are thinking that it is due to natural causes because of his age.
Tittle was known by the name”The Bald Eagle” throughout his career. Mostly because his prematurely receding hairline.
A lot of his teammates also called him”YAT.” He was eventually elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971. He threw 36 touchdown passes while winning the MVP award in ’63, and held the NFL record for most TD passes in a season until Dan Marino threw 48 in 1984.
He was a football hero and played 17 seasons of professional football. Tittle began his career with the All-America Football Conference’s Baltimore Colts in 1948.
In the end, he ended up finishing his career with NFL’s New York Giants. Between his time on the Colts and the Giants, Tittle played 10 years with the San Francisco 49ers.
He found his greatest success with the New York Giants, leading the Giants to three division titles in four years in a “remarkable late-career surge.” Legacy shared that he never won a championship, but came to personify the competitive spirit of football.
It was an iconic photo taken by Dozier Mobley during Tittle’s final season in 1964 that people remember him by.
The frame caught the then-37-year-old quarterback, who looked older than his years. After throwing an interception returned for a touchdown by Pittsburgh’s Chuck Hinton. Tittle is seen kneeling in exhaustion and pain from an injured rib. Blood dripping down his face from a head gash.
Needless to say, he was a true legend and he will be missed deeply. Prayers for the family during their time of loss.