Floyd Little arrived at Syracuse University in the footsteps of Ernie Davis and Jim Brown. He wasted little time in making a name for himself as a premier running back for the Orange.
Little's scored a career-high five touchdowns in a game against Kansas as a sophomore.
Little amassed nearly 5,000 all-purpose yards in his three seasons at Syracuse. He gained 2,704 yards rushing, 845 yards via punt returns, another 797 yards on kickoff returns and passed for 19 yards.
Floyd Little was the Denver Broncos' #1 draft choice in 1967.
Little, the sixth player selected overall in the 1967 draft, made an immediate impact on the football field.
Little, who led the AFL in punt returns as a rookie, totaled 893 yards on 81 career punt returns and returned 104 kickoffs for 2,523 yards in his nine-season career.
A multi-dimensional player Little combined his rushing talents with great hands and also served as a return man for the Denver Broncos.
A five-time Pro Bowl pick, Little amassed more than 12,000 all-purpose yards during his career that spanned from 1967 to 1975.
In all, he gained 6,323 yards on 1,641 career carries and scored 43 touchdowns. He added 215 receptions for 2,418 yards and 9 TDs.
In 1971, he became the first player in Broncos history to rush for 1,000 yards when he won the NFL’s rushing crown with 1,133 yards on the ground that season.
Floyd Little was carried off the field after becoming the Broncos first 1,000-yard rusher in 1971.
In November 2005 Syracuse University retired the number 44. Little, Jim Brown, and Ernie Davis all wore number 44 while playing football for the Orange.
Little (center) celebrates his announcement to the Pro Football Hall of Fame with fellow class members Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith.
Floyd Little and his family rejoice on Feb. 6, 2010 moments after hearing he had been elected to the Hall of Fame.
Floyd Little addresses the media following his election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Floyd Little is measured for his gold jacket.
Sculptor Blair Buswell takes measurements for Floyd Little's Hall of Fame bust.
Floyd Little deliveres his Enshrinement speech from Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium on Aug. 7, 2010.
Little poses with his son, Marc, following his Enshrinement speech. Marc served as Floyd's presenter.
Floyd Little's Hall of Fame ring.
Floyd Little's Hall of Fame mural.
Floyd_Little's Hall of Fame bust.