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Y.A. Tittle

Yelberton Abraham Tittle

Position: QB
Height: 6-0    Weight: 192 lbs.
Throws: Right

Born: October 24, 1926 in Marshall, TX
High School: Marshall
College: LSU   (school history)
Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 1st round (6th overall) of the 1948 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 44 (1829th overall since 1950)
7-time Pro Bowler & 3-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1971, finalist in 1970

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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 16, 2014 1:25PM
All-Time Rank: #61. Reggie White… #62. Willie Brown… #63. Jim Taylor… #64. Y.A. TITTLE… #65. Lou Groza… #66. Roger Staubach… #67. Bob Brown… 

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD AV
1948 22 BCL QB 14 12 161 289 55.7 2522 16 5.5 9 3.1 80 8.7 8.4 15.7 180.1 90.3
1949 23 BCL QB 11 7 148 289 51.2 2209 14 4.8 18 6.2 80 7.6 5.8 14.9 200.8 66.8 0 0
1950 24 BAL QB 63 12 7 1-8-0 161 315 51.1 1884 8 2.5 19 6.0 62 6.0 3.8 11.7 157.0 52.9 0 0
1951 25 SFO qb 64 12 1 1-0-0 63 114 55.3 808 8 7.0 9 7.9 48 7.1 4.9 12.8 67.3 68.2 0 0
1952 26 SFO qb 14 12 5 3-2-0 106 208 51.0 1407 11 5.3 12 5.8 77 6.8 5.2 13.3 117.3 66.3 0 0
1953* 27 SFO QB 14 11 10 8-2-0 149 259 57.5 2121 20 7.7 16 6.2 71 8.2 7.0 14.2 192.8 84.1 0 0
1954* 28 SFO QB 14 12 11 6-4-1 170 295 57.6 2205 9 3.1 9 3.1 70 7.5 6.7 13.0 183.8 78.7 0 0
1955 29 SFO QB 14 12 12 4-8-0 147 287 51.2 2185 17 5.9 28 9.8 78 7.6 4.4 14.9 182.1 56.6 0 0
1956 30 SFO QB 14 11 8 4-3-1 124 218 56.9 1641 7 3.2 12 5.5 77 7.5 5.7 13.2 149.2 68.6 0 0
1957*+ 31 SFO QB 14 12 11 7-4-0 176 279 63.1 2157 13 4.7 15 5.4 46 7.7 6.2 12.3 179.8 80.0
1958 32 SFO qb 14 11 6 3-3-0 120 208 57.7 1467 9 4.3 15 7.2 64 7.1 4.7 12.2 133.4 63.9 0 0
1959* 33 SFO QB 14 11 10 6-4-0 102 199 51.3 1331 10 5.0 15 7.5 75 6.7 4.3 13.0 121.0 58.0 0 0
1960 34 SFO qb 14 9 4 3-1-0 69 127 54.3 694 4 3.1 3 2.4 45 5.5 5.0 10.1 77.1 70.8 1 1 3
1961* 35 NYG QB 14 13 10 8-1-1 163 285 57.2 2272 17 6.0 12 4.2 62 8.0 7.3 13.9 174.8 85.3 1 1 10
1962*+ 36 NYG QB 14 14 14 12-2-0 200 375 53.3 3224 33 8.8 20 5.3 69 8.6 8.0 16.1 230.3 89.5 1 1 15
1963*+ 37 NYG QB 14 13 13 11-2-0 221 367 60.2 3145 36 9.8 14 3.8 70 8.6 8.8 14.2 241.9 104.8 1 1 16
1964 38 NYG QB 14 14 11 1-8-2 147 281 52.3 1798 10 3.6 22 7.8 54 6.4 3.6 12.2 128.4 51.6 2 1 3
Career 204 152 78-52-5 2427 4395 55.2 33070 242 5.5 248 5.6 80 7.5 6.1 13.6 162.1 74.3 6 5 47
10 yrs SFO 113 78 45-31-2 1226 2194 55.9 16016 108 4.9 134 6.1 78 7.3 5.5 13.1 141.7 70.0 1 1 3
4 yrs NYG 54 48 32-13-3 731 1308 55.9 10439 96 7.3 68 5.2 70 8.0 7.1 14.3 193.3 84.7 5 4 44
3 yrs BAL-BCL 37 26 1-8-0 470 893 52.6 6615 38 4.3 46 5.2 80 7.4 5.9 14.1 178.8 69.5 0 0

Playoff Record as Starting QB: 1957 (0-1), 1961 (0-1), 1962 (0-1), 1963 (0-1)

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

Advanced Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Att Y/A+ NY/A+ AY/A+ ANY/A+ Cmp%+ TD%+ Int%+ Sack%+ Rate+
1948 22 BCL QB 14 12 289 122 127 123 97 139 124
1949 23 BCL QB 11 7 289 108 106 111 94 106 104
1950 24 BAL QB 63 12 7 1-8-0 315 89 95 112 77 113 98
1951 25 SFO qb 64 12 1 1-0-0 114 105 105 128 117 97 115
1952 26 SFO qb 14 12 5 3-2-0 208 101 107 111 104 112 111
1953* 27 SFO QB 14 11 10 8-2-0 259 116 122 124 124 108 127
1954* 28 SFO QB 14 12 11 6-4-1 295 108 117 123 86 135 119
1955 29 SFO QB 14 12 12 4-8-0 287 109 96 104 111 73 96
1956 30 SFO QB 14 11 8 4-3-1 218 108 109 121 83 113 110
1957*+ 31 SFO QB 14 12 11 7-4-0 279 109 114 138 95 113 124
1958 32 SFO qb 14 11 6 3-3-0 208 96 91 121 91 91 98
1959* 33 SFO QB 14 11 10 6-4-0 199 92 90 104 98 91 93
1960 34 SFO qb 14 9 4 3-1-0 127 73 96 111 84 127 104
1961* 35 NYG QB 14 13 10 8-1-1 285 107 113 118 104 115 116
1962*+ 36 NYG QB 14 14 14 12-2-0 375 120 124 103 128 107 122
1963*+ 37 NYG QB 14 13 13 11-2-0 367 122 131 130 140 115 138
1964 38 NYG QB 14 14 11 1-8-2 281 82 73 103 84 70 78
Career 204 152 78-52-5 4395

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1948 22 BCL QB 14 12 52 157 4 0 3.0 11.2 3.7 157 4 0
1949 23 BCL QB 11 7 29 89 2 0 3.1 8.1 2.6 89 2 0
1950 24 BAL QB 63 12 7 20 77 2 33 3.9 6.4 1.7 77 2 2
1951 25 SFO qb 64 12 1 13 18 1 5 1.4 1.5 1.1 18 1 3
1952 26 SFO qb 14 12 5 11 -11 0 4 -1.0 -0.9 0.9 -11 0 3
1953* 27 SFO QB 14 11 10 14 41 6 14 2.9 3.7 1.3 41 6 3
1954* 28 SFO QB 14 12 11 28 68 4 10 2.4 5.7 2.3 68 4 4
1955 29 SFO QB 14 12 12 23 114 0 35 5.0 9.5 1.9 114 0 2
1956 30 SFO QB 14 11 8 24 67 4 13 2.8 6.1 2.2 67 4 3
1957*+ 31 SFO QB 14 12 11 40 220 6 45 5.5 18.3 3.3 220 6 0
1958 32 SFO qb 14 11 6 22 35 2 12 1.6 3.2 2.0 35 2 5
1959* 33 SFO QB 14 11 10 11 24 0 22 2.2 2.2 1.0 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.4 28 0 7
1960 34 SFO qb 14 9 4 10 61 0 28 6.1 6.8 1.1 61 0 2
1961* 35 NYG QB 14 13 10 25 85 3 17 3.4 6.5 1.9 85 3 0
1962*+ 36 NYG QB 14 14 14 17 108 2 23 6.4 7.7 1.2 108 2 6
1963*+ 37 NYG QB 14 13 13 18 99 2 18 5.5 7.6 1.4 99 2 5
1964 38 NYG QB 14 14 11 15 -7 1 7 -0.5 -0.5 1.1 -7 1 11
Career 204 152 372 1245 39 45 3.3 6.1 1.8 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.0 0.0 1249 39 56
10 yrs SFO 113 78 196 637 23 45 3.3 5.6 1.7 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.0 0.0 641 23 32
4 yrs NYG 54 48 75 285 8 23 3.8 5.3 1.4 285 8 22
3 yrs BAL-BCL 37 26 101 323 8 33 3.2 8.7 2.7 323 8 2

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1950 24 BAL QB 63 12 7 0 2 0 0 0
1951 25 SFO qb 64 12 1 0 3 1 0 0
1952 26 SFO qb 14 12 5 0 3 1 0 0
1953* 27 SFO QB 14 11 10 0 3 2 0 0
1954* 28 SFO QB 14 12 11 0 4 2 0 0
1955 29 SFO QB 14 12 12 0 2 0 0 0
1956 30 SFO QB 14 11 8 0 3 1 0 0
1957*+ 31 SFO QB 14 12 11 0 0 1 0 0
1958 32 SFO qb 14 11 6 0 5 1 0 0
1959* 33 SFO QB 14 11 10 0 7 3 0 0
1960 34 SFO qb 14 9 4 0 2 1 0 0
1961* 35 NYG QB 14 13 10 0 0 1 0 0
1962*+ 36 NYG QB 14 14 14 0 6 2 0 0
1963*+ 37 NYG QB 14 13 13 0 5 4 0 0
1964 38 NYG QB 14 14 11 0 11 4 0 0
Career 204 152 0 56 24 0 0
10 yrs SFO 113 78 0 32 13 0 0
4 yrs NYG 54 48 0 22 11 0 0
3 yrs BAL-BCL 37 26 0 2 0 0 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1948 22 BCL QB 14 12 4 4 24
1949 23 BCL QB 11 7 2 2 12
1950 24 BAL QB 63 12 7 2 2 12
1951 25 SFO qb 64 12 1 1 1 6
1953* 27 SFO QB 14 11 10 6 6 36
1954* 28 SFO QB 14 12 11 4 4 24
1956 30 SFO QB 14 11 8 4 4 24
1957*+ 31 SFO QB 14 12 11 6 6 36
1958 32 SFO qb 14 11 6 2 2 12
1961* 35 NYG QB 14 13 10 3 3 18
1962*+ 36 NYG QB 14 14 14 2 2 12
1963*+ 37 NYG QB 14 13 13 2 2 12
1964 38 NYG QB 14 14 11 1 1 6
Career 204 152 39 39 234
10 yrs SFO 113 78 23 23 138
4 yrs NYG 54 48 8 8 48
3 yrs BCL-BAL 37 26 8 8 48

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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