DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Broncos Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little has entered hospice care, according to a former college teammate at Syracuse University. Patrick Killorin, who played with Little in the 60s, shared the sad news on Facebook.
Little’s bout with cancer became public in May. Killorin helped organize a GoFundMe page to help Little and his wife, DeBorah, with medical expenses. Fans and teammates rallied to his cause, raising more than $134,000.
“Floyd was recently diagnosed with a treatable, but aggressive form of cancer. No doubt it will be the toughest fight of his life,” Killorin wrote on the Friends of Floyd page.
It was clear every time I talked with Floyd how much pride he takes in being a Hall of Fame running back, but more than that he takes so much pride in his academic accomplishments and in pushing the importance of education for everyone. https://t.co/QrCAZEQuwR
— Michael Spencer (@MichaelCBS4) November 22, 2020
Little, a three-time All-American at Syracuse from 1964-66, was selected sixth overall in the 1967 combined AFL-NFL draft by the Broncos. He spent his entire nine-year career with the franchise and rushed for 6,323 yards and 43 touchdowns.