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Biden mourns Broncos football legend, Floyd Little’s death

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The United States President-elect, Joe Biden has mourned Syracuse and Denver Broncos Football Legend, Floyd Little, who died at the aged of 78years, after nearly a year of confronting and battling cancer.

In a statement released on Saturday, Biden said Floyd Little was full of character, decency, and integrity, a good man, while the entire Biden family sent their love to his wife, DeBorah and the entire Little’s family. 

He recalled that Floyd Little and him were students at Syracuse University together. “I was in law school and he was a star halfback on the football team.

“I watched him play in Archbold Stadium, his number 44 flashing by defenders who had no chance, running as if he was chasing the spirit of his dear friend and fellow 44 legend, Ernie Davis”, he said. 

Biden further narrated how he got to know that Floyd was the man behind the number. “He was full of character, decency, and integrity.

“He was always gracious with his time with fans, parents and grandparents who wanted to introduce their children and grandchildren to a genuine role model.

“I was one of them. My family got to know Floyd. We’d call each other after Syracuse games and to check in on one another. I remember our call when he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the joy in his voice”.

Biden remembered the more recent call when Little shared his cancer diagnosis, and how fearless he was in his conviction to fight it.

“As with everything else he did in life, Floyd lived to the very end with grit and heart, and love for his family and faith in God”, he said. 

Little, a great running back who starred at Syracuse and for the Denver Broncos passed away early evening Friday at home in Las Vegas with his wife, DeBorah Little, by his side”, his family said.

Floyd Little born in Waterbury, Connecticut and was 78 years at the point of death. He was a three-time All-American at Syracuse, where he wore No. 44 like Jim Brown and Ernie Davis before him. From 1964 to 1966, he ran for 2,704 yards and 46 touchdowns.


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