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The Drafting of the 2010 Class – Floyd Little

As part of the merger agreement between the American Football League and National Football League, a joint draft between the two leagues was held for the first time in 1967. That ended the many heated battles between AFL and NFL clubs for the top college talent that had been the norm since the AFL was founded in 1960. There’s little doubt that Syracuse running back Floyd Little would been the embroiled in one of those tug-of-wars between the rival leagues had the draft format not changed in time.

The Great Floyd Little - Hall of Fame Class of 2010

The Great Floyd Little - Hall of Fame Class of 2010

Floyd Little elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Floyd Little - Hall of Famers

Floyd Little - Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2010

The wiat is over for The Franchise. Floyd Little is a Pro Football Hall of Famer

Pro Football Hall of Fame - Class of 2010

Come talk about the 2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame Announcement

The MHR Denver Broncos Hall of Fame Committee: What Are the Odds?

The Denver Broncos are on the cusp of doubling their existence in the Pro Football Hall of Fame - Shannon Sharpe and Floyd Little are finalists. What are their chances to get in?

Hall of Fame Candidate Profiles - Floyd Little

Denver’s first-round pick (6th player overall), 1967 … Initially used mostly as return specialist ... In third year averaged league-high and career best 5.0 yards per carry rushing … Broncos’ first 1,000-yard rusher; won NFL rushing title, 1971 … Receiving threat … Scored combined 32 TDs, 1971-73 … Named to five AFL All-Star Games/Pro Bowls … Named All-AFL/NFL twice, All-AFC first- or second-team four straight years … Amassed more than 12,000 all-purpose yards and 54 TDs … Born July 4, 1942 in New Haven, Connecticut.

Hall of Fame Profiles - Shannon Sharpe

Selected by Broncos in the seventh round (192nd player overall) of the 1990 NFL Draft. . .At time of retirement, his 815 career receptions and 10,060 yards and 62 TDs were all NFL career records for a tight end. . .First- or second-team All-Pro honors five times and first- or second-team All-AFC honors six times. . .Selected to eight Pro Bowls. . .Integral part of Broncos Super Bowl XXXII and XXXIII and Ravens Super Bowl XXXV championships. . .Born June 26, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois.

"I think he will fall short. Not in the long run, but the #2 WR didn’t get in the first year, the #...

"I think he will fall short. Not in the long run, but the #2 WR didn’t get in the first year, the #2 TE, who was a pass catcher, now I think has to be matched up with the other pass catchers, Obviously, Cris Carter has more catches, Andre Reed has more catches than Sharpe. I think it will take a few years, not out of the question Sharpe gets in the first year, I still think it won’t be this year, though.

The John Clayton Quote that has started a firestorm. Decide for yourself what he was saying....

I'll say it, I was very nervous, I'm excited, kind of like the lottery. You can't win the lottery...

I'll say it, I was very nervous, I'm excited, kind of like the lottery. You can't win the lottery if you don't buy a ticket, so this is the last step before the final step. At least I have a one in (17) chance to be one of the guys. It's a huge accomplishment just to be on the list, a lot of hard work, it's amazing to be at this point, something my family would be excited about if I were to get that call.

Shannon Sharpe upon finding out he was a finalist for the NFL Hall of Fame
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