Hall of Famer, Broncos Legend Floyd Little Diagnosed with Cancer

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 30, 2020

Former Denver Broncos running back Floyd Little speaks during the halftime of an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos  Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, in Denver.  Little was honored for his Hall of Fame induction.(AP Photo/ Jack Dempsey )
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Denver Broncos legend Floyd Little has been diagnosed with cancer, according to one of his former college teammates.

Pat Killorin talked to Syracuse.com's Nate Mink, who wrote Little has a "treatable but aggressive form of cancer." Killorin set up a GoFundMe fundraiser to help cover medical expenses.

Little was named an All-American in each of his three years at Syracuse from 1964 to '66. He scored 44 touchdowns.

The Broncos selected Little sixth overall in the 1967 NFL draft. He spent his nine-year career in Denver and ranks second in franchise history with 6,323 rushing yards and 43 touchdowns. The Connecticut native led the NFL in rushing yards (1,133) and yards from scrimmage (1,388) in 1971.

In 2005, Syracuse retired the famous No. 44 jersey worn by Little and others, including Jim Brown. Denver also retired the number, in 1984. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.

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