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Syracuse to honor Floyd Little in part of new tribute to No. 44

Syracuse University broke ground on a new landmark to honor three of their football team's best players, including legendary Pro Football Hall of Fame Broncos RB Floyd Little.

Little, fellow Hall of Famer Jim Brown and Ernie Davis — all tied together in history by wearing Syrcuse football's uniform No. 44 — will be honored with an outdoor public court with statues of each of those historic players, to be called Plaza 44.

Floyd Little's accomplishments with the Broncos paved his way to Canton and paved the way for the Broncos in their history as they climbed as a franchise. In college, Little rushed for 2,750 yards with 35 touchdowns, earning recognition with fifth-place finishes for the Heisman Trophy in consecutive seasons.

Brown needs no introduction as one of the NFL's best running backs to grace the turf, and with Syracuse he had a prior prolific stint in the backfield with 2,091 rushing yards in his three-year career.

Davis was perhaps the best player to wear the orange for Syracuse, winning the only Heisman Trophy the school has had so far, and earning two consecutive Consensus All-America selections. He had 2,386 rushing yards with 20 touchdowns in his three years. Tragically, Davis passed away at the age of 23 after battling leukemia.

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