Broncos Make Incredible Gesture to Dying Hall-of-Famer Floyd Little Following Win

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Denver Broncos made an incredible gesture to Hall-of-Famer Floyd Little following their win on Sunday.
The Denver Broncos made an incredible gesture to Hall-of-Famer Floyd Little following their win on Sunday. / Matthew Stockman/Getty Images
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The Denver Broncos have to be feeling good after they snapped their two-game losing streak on Sunday with a victory over the Miami Dolphins. Denver's defense helped stifle rising rookie Tua Tagovailoa, preventing him from joining elite company.

After the game, the Broncos sent one of their game balls to Hall-of-Famer and team legend Floyd Little, who recently entered hospice care.

Little was diagnosed with cancer back in May, and the team was made aware on Sunday that the former running back was being moved to hospice care. It was fitting for the Broncos to send a game ball to Little and his family after the team rushed for a season-high 189 yards in the win.

Little earned the nickname "The Franchise" during his run with the team from 1967-1975, becoming one of Denver's greatest running backs in team history. The Hall-of-Famer earned 5 Pro Bowl selections in his career and one First Team All-Pro nod during the 1969 season. He captured the NFL's rushing crown in 1971 and led the league in rushing TDs in 1973.

Little's No. 44 is one of just three numbers retired by Denver. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.


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