Sports

Floyd Little will be enshrined in football Hall of Fame Saturday

Federal Way’s Floyd Little has selected his son, Marc, to present him for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. The former Denver Broncos running back was elected to the Hall of Fame in February at the Super Bowl.

“It gives me extraordinary joy to present my dad to the Pro Football Hall of Fame,” Marc Little said in a release from the Hall of Fame. “I’m humbled to be the representative who will speak on behalf of our family, many of whom equally deserve to be presenters. Our family will all stand together and witness the crowning achievement of a spectacular career.”

ESPN will broadcast the Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony at 4 p.m. Saturday from Canton, Ohio. The other inductees are Russ Grimm, Rickey Jackson, Dick LeBeau, John Randle, Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith. Little played running back for the Broncos for nine seasons (1967-75) and was the sixth leading rusher in NFL history with 6,323 yards when he retired.

Little led the Broncos in rushing for a club-record seven consecutive seasons, including in 1971 when he captured the NFL’s rushing title with 1,133 yards.

In 117 career games, Little posted 43 touchdowns, 215 receptions for 2,418 yards with nine touchdowns, 104 kickoff returns for 2,523 yards, and 81 punt returns for 893 yards with two touchdowns.

Little was also one of the best college running backs of his era while playing at Syracuse. He was a three-time All-American, following Jim Brown and the late Ernie Davis.

Little will also be pictured on the Broncos’ 2010 media guide. The cover shows two black-and-white images of Little during his playing days in Denver.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Aug 1 edition online now. Browse the archives.