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  A 3-Time All American at Syracuse, Floyd Little followed in the footsteps of other famous Orangemen even wearing #44. Chosen as the Denver Broncos first pick of the 1967 college draft Little would go on to become the Broncos All-Time Leading Rusher by the time of his retirement in 1975. He held that mark until Terrell Davis broke it in 1998.  


Floyd Little’s Career Highlights

  • 117 Games Played
  • NFL’s Top Rusher in 1971 (1133 yards)
  • Most Rushing Touchdowns inn 1973 (12)
  • 2 Times AFL All-Purpose Yards Leader (1968-1969)
  • AFL All League (1969)
  • 5 Times Pro Bowl (1968-1971, 1973)
  • #44 Retired by Denver in 1975
  • Hall of Fame Class of 2010
Denver Broncos Floyd Little stretching before game
Floyd Little

Image Gallery of Floyd Little, Running Back/Returner 1967 to 1975

Floyd Little Football Cards

Floyd Little Career Statistics

Career Rushing & Receiving
Rushing Receiving Totals
Year Age Team Games Carries Yards Y/A Long TD Catches Yards Y/R Long TD Touch Y/Tch YScm RRTD
1967 25 DEN 13 130 381 2.9 14 1 7 11 1.6 15 0 137 2.9 392 1
1968* 26 DEN 11 158 584 3.7 55 3 19 331 17.4 66 1 177 5.2 915 4
1969*+ 27 DEN 9 146 729 5.0 48 6 19 218 11.5 67 1 165 5.7 947 7
1970* 28 DEN 14 209 901 4.3 80 3 17 161 9.5 39 0 226 4.7 1062 3
1971* 29 DEN 14 284 1133 4.0 40 6 26 255 9.8 74 0 310 4.5 1388 6
1972 30 DEN 14 216 859 4.0 55 9 28 367 13.1 40 4 244 5.0 1226 13
1973* 31 DEN 14 256 979 3.8 47 12 41 423 10.3 50 1 297 4.7 1402 13
1974 32 DEN 14 117 312 2.7 22 1 29 344 11.9 72 0 146 4.5 656 1
1975 33 DEN 14 125 445 3.6 19 2 29 308 10.6 66 2 154 4.9 753 4
9-Year NFL & AFL Career 117 1641 6323 3.9 80 43 215 2418 11.2 74 9 1856 4.7 8741 52

Career Kick & Punt Returns
Punt Returns Kick Returns All-Purpose Yards
Year Age Team Games Returns Yards Y/R Long TD Returns Yards Y/Rt Long TD
1967 25 DEN 13 16 270 16.9 72 1 35 942 26.9 60 0 1626
1968* 26 DEN 11 24 261 10.9 67 1 26 649 25.0 89 0 1825
1969*+ 27 DEN 9 6 70 11.7 52 0 3 81 27.0 30 0 1098
1970* 28 DEN 14 22 187 8.5 24 0 6 126 21.0 28 0 1375
1971* 29 DEN 14 7 199 28.4 48 0 1587
1972 30 DEN 14 8 64 8.0 29 0 3 48 16.0 22 0 1332
1973* 31 DEN 14 1 7 7.0 7 0 1409
1974 32 DEN 14 4 34 8.5 17 0 8 171 21.4 31 0 861
1975 33 DEN 14 16 307 19.2 32 0 1060
9-Year NFL & AFL Career 117 81 893 11.0 72 2 104 2523 24.3 89 0 12173
  • + – All-Pro Selection
  • * – Pro Bowl Selection
  • ♦ – Led the League
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 6/9/2022.


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