Good Morning, Broncos fans, and Happy Fourth! Today marks the 71st birthday of Denver legend and HOFer, Floyd "The Franchise" Little.
Floyd was the seventh first-round pick in Broncos history, but he was the first to sign with Denver's AFL squad. For most of his nine seasons (1967-75), Floyd was the team's only star, and it's thought that without his presence, the Broncos might have left town.
It figures that the NFL would have eventually found its way to Denver, but thanks to Floyd, it never had to come to that, and the rest is history. Thank you for signing, Floyd, and Happy Birthday!
Little ranks second in franchise history in rushing attempts, yardage, and touchdowns, trailing only Terrell Davis in each category. Let's toss out a three-part trivia question; the first person to answer all parts correctly will hold the title of IAOFM's Master of Trivial Pursuits until the next time we offer up that lofty honor.
- A third Bronco ranks behind Davis and Little in each of those categories. Who is it?
- Another player ranks fourth in both attempts and yardage. Can you name him?
- Our last running back ranks fifth in attempts and yardage, and fourth in rushing touchdowns. What's his name, and in what round was he drafted by Denver?
Good luck, and no cheating! As y'all know, we're a bunch of left-wing nutjobs here, so thanks to our close ties to the Obummer/Nobama (so clever!) administration, the NSA will alert us to anyone who looks this stuff up. Penalties will be swift and severe.
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