Denver Broncos: Top five running backs in team history
2. Floyd Little
The other Denver Broncos running back in the Hall of Fame and second on our list is Floyd Little. Little was a focal point of the Broncos’ offense in the mid-’60s and early ’70s. If Little had played with Dallas Cowboys (America’s Team) of those years, then he may have been better received and might have been inducted into the Hall of Fame a lot sooner.
At the same token, that part is a little sad because Little came from Syracuse University running back royalty before coming to NFL. Little was the last phenomenal back of the trio. The Syracuse trio began with Jim Brown, followed by Ernie Davis. All three players became part of college football’s best. This is a head-scratcher why Little was always overlooked. When Little was with the Denver Broncos he became a do-it-all running back. Little could provide a punch pounding the rock and as a receiver.
In his time with Denver, he totaled close to 6,500+ yards on the ground and 2,418 in the air. During that era Little’s production was impressive. Earning nearly every recognition, Little was 1st-team All-Conference or All-Pro (All-AFL at that time). Little was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.