Tittle was a standout at LSU and earned MVP honors with the Tigers in the 1947 Cotton Bowl against Arkansas. He began his NFL career at QB with the Baltimore Colts in 1948, and spent the majority of his career with the San Francisco 49ers.
It was in New York that he had his best years as a professional QB however. Playing with the Giants between 1961 and 1964, Tittle threw 96 touchdowns in 54 games. In 1962 and 1963, he led the league in touchdown passes with 33 and 36 respectively. He also led the NFL in completion percentage with a 60.2% mark in 1963.
Tittle was named NFL MVP four times, toward the latter part of his career, before retiring from play after the 1964 NFL season with the Giants. Over a stellar 17 year career, Tittle threw 242 touchdowns and passed for 33,070 yards.
Did you know.........the New York Giants have retired jersey number 14 in honor of Y.A. Tittle?