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Y.A. Tittle

Y.A. Tittle (Pro football.  Born, Marshall, TX, Oct. 24, 1926.)  As a star at Louisiana State from 1944-47 and for 12 seasons of pro football, Yelverton Abraham Tittle was one of the standout quarterbacks in the sport.  In 1961, he joined the New York Giants in a trade for tackle Lou Cordileone.  Over the next […]

Lee Grosscup

Lee Grosscup (Pro football.  Born, Santa Monica, CA, Dec. 27, 1936.)  Billed first as a potential star for the Giants and then as a savior for the Titans, Clyde Lee Grosscup proved to be neither.  Grosscup was the Giants’ No. 1 pick in 1959 after a sensational season at Utah but was dropped in the […]

Charlie Conerly

Charlie Conerly (Pro football.  Born, Clarksdale, MS, Sept. 19, 1921; died, Memphis, TN, Feb. 13, 1996.)  A U.S. Marine in the South Pacific during World War II, Charlie Conerly returned to college after the war ended in 1945 despite having been drafted No. 11 by the Washington Redskins.  In 1947, his senior year at Mississippi, […]

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