Yelberton Abraham “Y.A.” Tittle (October 24, 1926 - October 8, 2017) (QB) is represented in one of the most iconic images in the history of the national Football League, kneeling in the end zone after a thunderous hit by John Baker of the Pittsburgh Steelers that concussed the quarterback and fractured his sternum. Tittle played college ball at Louisiana State University where he led the Tigers to the 1947 Cotton Bowl Classic and was named the game’s MVP. The soon-to-be defunct Baltimore Colts of the All-America Football Conference in the 1948 NFL Draft. He played for the Colts (1948-1949), joined the new Baltimore Colts of the NFL (1950), and then joined the San Francisco 49ers for the next ten seasons (1951-1960). Tittle was named the 1957 NFL Most Valuable Player as he led the league in completions (176) and completion percentage (63.1) and amassed 2,157 passing yards and 13 touchdowns. Y.A. led the NFL once in passing attempts, twice in completions and three times in touchdown passes including back-to-back 30+ touchdowns performances in 1962 and 1963. Tittle fought throughout his career for the starting quarterback position, with Frankie Albert and John Brodie in San Francisco and Charlie Conerly with the New York Giants. He was named the NFL’s MVP on three more occasions (1961-1963). He was a three-time NFL Pro Bowl selection and was named to seven NFL All-Pro First Teams. When he joined New York to finish his career (1961-1964) he led the Giants to three consecutive NFL League Championship games (1961-1963). Y.A. retired after the 1964 season with 33,070 passing yards, 2,427 completions in 4,395 attempts and 242 touchdowns. In all, Tittle scored 234 points on 39 rushing touchdowns and threw 248 interceptions. Y.A. Tittle was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971.