Floyd Little, Broncos Hall of Fame running back, dies at age 78

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The first great player in Broncos history has passed away.

Floyd Little, the franchise’s star during years of struggles in the 1960s and ‘70s, died Friday night following a battle with a rare form of cell cancer.

Little was 78.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Little’s passing.

“Floyd Little was a true hero of the game,” Pro Football 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 he did on it. Floyd’s smile, heart and character epitomized what it meant to have a Hall of Fame life.”

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