A Hall of Famer, Floyd Little goes under the radar as one of the best running backs to ever play the game.
Little came from the University of Syracuse. At that time, the Orangemen became “Running Back University” in nine seasons.
Hall of Fame back Jim Brown started the train. Ernie Davis came after Brown and Little followed in Davis’ footsteps.
Little was elusive and shifty. He became a player that also never shied away from contact.
With the Broncos, Little ran for 6,323 yards and 43 touchdowns. The 0-60 quickness of Little is yet another aspect of his game that goes unnoticed.
In fact, if Little played with a more prominent NFL team during those years he would be a quicker inductee into Pro Football Hall of Fame. Little was special.
His No. 44 jersey is one of very few retired in Denver.