Floyd Douglas Little
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The fans of Americal Football team have lost a legend on Friday, January 1, 2021. Little was born in New Haven Connecticut.
He was selected in Broncos by the team with number 6 in 1967. Little spent his entire nine years of NFL career with Broncos. Moreover, he was known as the seventh leading rusher of all time.
Career and Cause of Death
Floyd became the member in the Barcos’ ring of fame in 1984 and later on, he made it to the pro Football fame in 2010. The Pro Football of fame informed that he died Friday night at his home in Nevada. In May 2020, Pat Killorin, a former Syracuse teammate declared that Floyd has cancer. He dies at the age of 78, which came as a shocker to many.
Floyd gave a speech in The Hall of Fame where he enlightened the people:
“Because of those that encouraged me in those early years, I am here today. So, I want to encourage you, every student, every athlete, every person who will hear my voice, don’t listen to the naysayer.
I had plenty of those,” Little said. “Don’t listen to those that will judge you for your rough edges. Don’t focus on your weakness so you won’t become a victim … Because the good in you is better than the worst in most. The choice is yours. Be the best that you can be.”
In May it became a headline when it was found out that Little had been fighting neuroendocrine tumours which is a rare cell cancer. Later, On January 1, 2021, he died.
The professional football player, Halfback for Denver Broncos in American Football League and later the National Football League, a three-time All American at Syracuse University, was given the tribute on social media after the news of his death.
The hall of Fame has given tribute to Little on Youtube.
As Floyd was a star at Syracuse University, the official Twitter page of the University posted for Little “embodied what it meant to be Orange.”
“Floyd Little embodied what it means to be Orange.” – Chancellor Syverud pic.twitter.com/TzzEwHb5Ud
— Syracuse University (@SyracuseU) January 2, 2021
It is a great loss for the fans of the Denver Broncos. He’ll be missed.
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