Umer Jamshaid 2 days ago Sun 03rd January 2021 | 02:10 AM
Washington, Jan 2 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 3rd Jan, 2021 ) :Floyd Little, a legendary running back for the NFL's Denver Broncos, died Friday night at age 78 after a battle with cancer, the American Football Hall of Fame announced Saturday.
The five-time Pro Bowl player had nine NFL seasons, all with the Broncos, and accumulated 6,323 rushing yards on 1,641 carries, 215 receptions for 2,418 yards, 81 punt returns for 893 yards and 54 total touchdowns.
"Floyd Little was not only a Hall of Fame running back, he was a Hall of Fame person," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said.
After his career, Little was a treasured ambassador for the Broncos, the NFL and his alma mater, Syracuse University.
"Floyd Little was a true hero of the game," Hall of Fame president David Baker said. "He was a man of great integrity, passion and courage. His contributions off the field were even greater than his amazing accomplishments on it. Floyd's smile, heart and character epitomized what it meant to have a Hall of Fame life."