Tittle, Y. A.
- Bruce J. Evensen
Tittle, Y. A. (24 Oct. 1926–8 Oct. 2017), Hall of Fame pro football quarterback, was born Yelberton Abraham Tittle, Jr. to postal worker Yelberton Abraham Tittle, Sr. and Alma Allen Tittle in the East Texas town of Marshall. Tittle could never remember the time he wasn’t “fascinated by a ball spinning in the air” (De Laet, p. xiii). He watched his older brother Jack become a star on the Marshall High School football team. Jack showed Y.A. how to grip and throw a football. Y.A. copied East Texas native ...