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2014 History Makers

We are pleased to announce that our San Mateo County History Maker for 2014 will be Y.A. Tittle, the long time Atherton resident and National Football League (NFL) Hall of Fame quarterback. Each year, the Association hosts its History Maker Dinner that highlights an individual or individuals who have made significant contributions to our regional history and beyond.
Left: Y.A. Tittle playing football in 1949.

Y.A. Tittle is a legendary figure in NFL history. He played (1948-1964) during what sports historians have referred to as the “Golden Era” of professional football, which included ten years with the San Francisco 49ers. He established a home with his family in Atherton and launched an important insurance business here on the Peninsula, working it while also playing ball.

In part, because of his four Most Valuable Player awards and being included in seven Pro Bowls, Tittle was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1971. His participation in the famous “Million Dollar Backfield” of 1954, his development of the “ally-oop” pass in 1957, and the iconic photo of him sitting after being stunned as a result of a play in Pittsburgh in 1964, all give him legendary status in American sports history.

History Makers

The History Makers Dinner is an annual event that recognizes an individual and/or a family who has made significant contributions to California history and beyond. Learn more about past recipients. Previous honorees have been the T. Jack Foster, Sr. Family, Gordon Moore, Ann Johnson, Dr. Thomas Fogarty, the Borel Family, the Lane Family, the Roth Family, the Crocker Family, Keith Sorenson together with Jim Fox, Willie Mays and venture capitalists William K. Bowes, Jr., Reid W. Dennis, William H. Draper and F.P. “Pitch” Johnson .

History Maker Sponsorship

The History Makers Dinner is a benefit for the San Mateo County Historical Association.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.
Hotel Sofitel,
Redwood City, CA 94065
Save the Date
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