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12. Floyd Little

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12. Floyd Little

The Denver Broncos might be one of the premier franchises in the National Football League now, but in their early years, they were not very good and had very little reason to sell tickets.  One of the few good things they had was Floyd Little, their first Round Running Back from 1967.

Little was a running machine wherein limited duty from the Line of Scrimmage he was a high-end returner who would lead the NFL in All-Purpose Yards in both 1967 and 1968.  He would be named a Pro Bowl five times, with a four-year streak from 1968 to 1971 and it was that last year where he would win the Rushing Title.  He also would finish first in 1973 in Rushing Touchdowns, which was also his last Pro Bowl appearance.

Little would be chosen for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010, 26 years after he was named to the Broncos Ring of Fame.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Running Back
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 6th Overall in the NFL Draft 3/14/67.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1975 Season.
  • Games Played: 117
  • Notable Statistics:

    105 Games Started
    1,641 Rushing Attempts
    6,323 Rushing Yards
    43 Rushing Touchdowns
    215 Receptions
    2,418 Receiving Yards
    9 Touchdown Receptions
    2 Pass Completions
    9 Pass Attempts
    43 Passing Yards
    1 Touchdown Pass
    81 Punt Returns
    893 Punt Return Yards
    2 Punt Return Touchdowns
    104 Kick Returns
    2,523 Kick Return Yards
    83 Approximate Value

    No Playoff Games

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    First Team All-Pro (1969)
    Pro Bowl (1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 & 1973)
    NFLPA Alan Page Community Award (1973)
    Most Rushing Attempts (1971)
    Most Rushing Yards (1973)
    Most Rushing Touchdowns (1973)
    Most Rushing Yards per Attempt (1969)
    Most Rushing Yards per Game (1969 & 1971)
    Most Yards From Scrimmage (1971)
    Most All-Purpose Yards (1967 & 1968)

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