American Football Database
Larry Little
No. 66     
Offensive Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1945-11-02) November 2, 1945 (age 76)
Place of birth: Groveland, Georgia
High School: Miami (FL) Washington
Career information
College: Bethune-Cookman
Undrafted in 1967
Debuted in 1967 for the San Diego Chargers
Last played in 1980 for the Miami Dolphins
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Games played     183
Games Started     157
Fumble Recoveries     6
Stats at
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Pro Football Hall of Fame

Lawrence Chatmon Little (born November 2, 1945) is a former offensive guard in college and professional American football in the National Football League. He played collegiately at Bethune-Cookman College, in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.

Professional career

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Little on the Miami Dolphin Honor Roll at Dolphin Stadium.

Little went unselected in 1967, however he signed as a free agent with the American Football League's San Diego Chargers in 1967 and 1968, and was traded to the AFL's Miami Dolphins for the 1969 season, when he was named an AFL All-Star. He then played with the National Football League Dolphins from 1970 through 1980.

"I didn't particularly like the trade," Little said in the January 1974 issue of SPORT.[1] "The Dolphins weren't much then."

Little was a key contributor to the success of the Dolphins' punishing running attack of the early and mid-1970s, which featured Larry Csonka, Mercury Morris, Paul Warfield and Jim Kiick.

Post-playing career

He also served as head football coach of his alma mater, from 1983 to 1991, and as head coach at North Carolina Central University from 1993 to 1998. In addition, Little served as head coach of the Ohio Glory of the World League of American Football (which eventually became the now defeunct NFL Europe).

On December 16, 1993 Larry was added to the Miami Dolphins Honor Roll.

In 1999, he was ranked number 79 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.

Personal life

Little's younger brother, David Little, was a linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In 2007 was named to the Florida High School Association All-Century Team which selected the Top 33 players in the 100 year history of high school football in the state of Florida's history.

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