SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Syracuse University football legend Floyd Little has been moved to Hospice care as a result of his battle with cancer, according to a friend and former teammate.
In a Facebook post obtained by The Athletic, Patrick Killorin, who played with Little, writes: “Today we are going to talk about a new phase in journey… Hospice. Floyd’s courageous battle with a difficult disease (cancer) is not a critical stage in his life. This is a time when a husband and his wife must make important decisions regarding potential end of life decisions.”
In the days after and months since, Killorin has organized a GoFundMe page to help Little with his battle.
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.
The 77-year-old Little, a native of New Haven, Connecticut, led the NFL in rushing yards (1,133) and yards from scrimmage (1,388) in 1971. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010.