East Texas city honors native Y.A. Tittle

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Updated: 8/21 11:47 am

MARSHALL, Texas (AP) — The Marshall school board has voted unanimously to name its high school football field house in honor of hometown sports legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle.

Tittle is 87 and lives in Atherton, California.

He was born and raised in the East Texas city, played at Marshall High School in the 1940s, then went to Louisiana State University. He played 10 years for San Francisco in the NFL, then led the New York Giants to three division titles before retiring in 1964. Tittle threw for more than 33,000 yards and 242 touchdowns and entered the Hall of Fame in 1971.

The Marshall News Messenger reports school officials say Tittle has health issues, that officials have talked with his family and that they're OK with the designation.


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