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Floyd Little Dies at 78, Tributes Pour in for Hall of Fame Running Back

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Floyd Little, the Hall of Fame running back who played for Syracuse University and the Denver Broncos, died Friday at the age of 78. He had been battling cancer for a year. Little played from the Broncos from 1967 through 1975, rushing for 6,233 yards and 43 touchdowns. He made four Pro Bowls and was a first-team All Pro in 1969.

“After nearly a year of confronting, even battling cancer, the beloved hero, brother, uncle, grandfather, father and husband, Pro Football Hall of Famer, Denver Bronco, and Syracuse #44 Legend, Floyd D. Little ran his last mile, gracefully bowed his head, and met his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” his family said in a statement.

Tributes have come pouring in for Little:

Our thoughts go out to Little’s friends and family.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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