A star running back for the Denver Broncos from 1967-75 despite being the only offensive threat on the team, Little had to wait nearly three decades since becoming eligible before getting elected.
One of football's most dynamic runners during his career, Little also was a dangerous punt and kickoff returner. In a relatively short career, he had 12,157 all-purpose yards and scored 54 touchdowns. Yet the Broncos never were better than 7-5-2 in his career.
Little says of making the hall, "There are no words to describe the joy of experiencing this chapter, the highest honor ... everything else pales."
In a powerful induction speech, he also encouraged people to say "Yes I can" throughout their lives and noted he had "given the best I've got."