After the passing of former Broncos legend Floyd Little, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell issued a statement remembering the life of the Pro Football Hall of Famer:
"Floyd Little was not only a Hall of Fame running back, he was a Hall of Fame person. Faith, family and football were the pillars of his life.
"I was so fortunate to know Floyd and witnessed first-hand the impact he had on others. Whenever he represented the Broncos at the annual NFL Draft, others immediately sought to greet him and his genuine excitement of being with his fellow Legends and his pride and passion for the Broncos was unmistakable.
"Football, the Broncos and the NFL were a large part of his life, but nothing could surpass his love and affection for his wife DeBorah and his children, Marc, Christy and Kyra. To them and the entire Little family we extend our deepest sympathy.
"He worked to inspire many to be the best they could be, saying at his 2010 induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: 'Leave a legacy that you and your family can be proud.'
"You left us all proud to have known you. Thank you, Floyd."