NFL legend & New Haven native Floyd Little dies at seventy eight

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — NFL big name and professional football corridor of repute legend from New Haven, Floyd Little, has died.

The professional-soccer hall of reputation reports Little died Friday at his domestic in Las Vegas. He turned into 78. Little turned into battling melanoma on account that might also and went into hospice care lower back in November.

Little attended Hillhouse high faculty in New Haven, and the faculty’s Athletic core become committed in his identify in 2011. the brand new Haven Public faculties Athletic Director Erik Patchkofsky released an announcement concerning Little’s passing asserting,

“it’s with exceptional disappointment to hear in regards to the passing of Hillhouse, Syracuse standout and NFL corridor of reputation legend Floyd Little. Floyd become a pretty good football participant who went on to earn national fame. His huge persona has infused the fabric of the new Haven activities neighborhood. He should be drastically neglected however his legacy will reside on continually in the Floyd Little Athletics core.”

Little attended Syracuse tuition, where he become an All-American scholar-athlete. Syracuse Chancellor Kent Syverud launched an announcement saying partly,

“Floyd mentored countless student-athletes, and committed his time, power and supplies to improving the lives of others.”

President-elect Joe Biden has spoke back to Little’s passing as smartly. Biden observed he and Little have been students at Syracuse together.

Biden went on to assert, “over the years, I bought to know the man at the back of the number. He turned into filled with character, decency, and integrity. i will be able to omit my chum. The complete Biden household sends our love to DeBorah and the Little family.”

Little went on to play for the NFL’s Denver Broncos from 1967-1975. In 2010, he changed into inducted into the seasoned soccer corridor of repute.