Hall of Fame running back Floyd Little has cancer. His former teammate, Pat Killorin, made the announcement Saturday. Killorin is organizing a fundraiser on Go Fund Me with the blessing of the Little family as Floyd tries to fight the treatable but aggressive form of cancer.
Now, the 77-year-old little was part of a legendary trinity of running backs who wore number 44 at Syracuse and is one of the most revered and celebrated sports figures in Syracuse history. A bronze statue of little stands outside the football team's practice facility alongside the two legendary running backs who preceded him, Jim Brown and Ernie Davis.
Now, after his illustrious college career. Little was drafted No. 6 overall by the Denver Broncos in 1967. He played nine seasons with the team earning Pro Bowl honors five times and the nickname "The Franchise." Little was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.
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