Denver Broncos Hall of Famer Floyd Little Diagnosed With Cancer
It is not good news for one of the all-time greats in Denver Broncos history.
Running back Floyd Little has been diagnosed with cancer. According to a Go Fund Me page set up by a former teammate, Little is batting an "aggressive but treatable form of cancer." The page has been set up with the permission of the Little family to help take the burden off of them during his difficult time.
77-year old Little was a first-round draft pick for the Broncos in 1967 and played 9 seasons in Denver. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983, and finally got the nod for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.
Those of us who are old enough, remember those Floyd Little years with the Broncos. For most of those years, the Broncos weren't very good, but there was never any question who was the heart and soul of that football team.
Little has spent much of his life by being an inspiration to others. He closed his Hall of Fame speech by encouraging others to leave a legacy their family can be proud of.
"I truly believe that none of us is anything until the least of us is something. The great writer James Baldwin said. Naked I came into this world and naked I shall leave. We are bound to leave everything we accomplished in this lifetime behind, passing it on. So leave a legacy that you and your family can be proud of.
I've given you the best that I've got. And I'm a better person for it. Thank you for being here with me and for me. I thank God for His favor today, and may God bless us all. Thank you so much."
Floyd Little is one of the best Bronco Country has ever seen - not only as a football player but as a human being. Our thoughts and prayers are with Floyd Little as he battles this cancer.