Little Known Facts: Floyd Little
Floyd Little is one of the all time great running backs, not just of the Denver Broncos, but also representing both the AFL and NFL too. Here is a look at some little known info about this great player.
-Floyd Little stood just five feet ten inches tall and weighed 195 pounds. When he led the league in rushing in 1971, he became the smallest player to do so since before World War II.
-Floyd Little’s name was mentioned by future Vice-President of the United States Joe Biden at the 2008 Democratic Convention which was held in Denver.
-During his rookie season (1967), Floyd Little returned one punt for a touchdown. This tied him for the season lead in punt returns for touchdowns with Gale Sayers, Jerry Logan, Bob Hayes, and Ben Davis.
-Floyd Little’s #44 was the first Broncos jersey number to be officially retired.
-In 2006, Floyd Little put out a book titled “Floyd Little’s Tales from the Broncos Sidelines”.
-In 1972, Floyd Little threw the only touchdown pass of his career.
-When Floyd Little retired, he was the 7th leading rusher of all time. All six of the players that were on the list ahead of him at the time made it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during their initial stage of eligibility, Little did not.
-In his rookie season, Floyd Little actually had more fumble recoveries (5) than fumbles (3).
-Floyd Little was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame and the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.
-Floyd Little once appeared on an episode of Family Feud.
-Floyd Little was the only player to return punts for touchdowns in both the 1967 and 1968 seasons.
-Floyd Little was born on the Fourth of July in 1942. Here is a look at him and other players born on the Fourth of July.
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