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Floyd Little (1942–2021), Denver Broncos legend

by Kirk Fox

Floyd Little was a legendary running back for the Denver Broncos and a five-time Pro Bowler.

  • Died: Friday, January 1, 2021 (Who else died on January 1?)
  • Details of death: Died at the age of 78 from cancer.
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Broncos legend

Floyd Little was a college running back for Syracuse University who was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 1967 NFL-AFL draft. He played his entire nine-year NFL career with the Broncos and was their first star, earning the nickname “The Franchise.” He led the NFL in rushing in 1971 and was a five-time Pro Bowl selection. Little was one of the best kick-punt returners during his time in the NFL and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2010. He served as a special assistant to the athletic director at Syracuse University from 2011 until 2016.

Tributes to Floyd Little

Full Obituary: NBC News


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