In this iconic photo from Sept. 20, 1964, New York Giants' Y.A. Tittle squats on the field after being hit hard while passing during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dozier Mobley/AP hide caption toggle caption Dozier Mobley/AP The Two-Way Football Legend Y.A. Tittle Dies At 90 October 10, 2017 Tittle, a great quarterback at LSU and later in the NFL, has died. While he never won a championship, Tittle was the first pro football player to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.