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Alumni 5: Larry Little

Posted Apr 18, 2018

1. Who is the toughest player you faced?

Larry Little: The toughest player I faced when I played was Joe Greene. Joe was not only a great technician, but he was strong and very quick for his size. Joe and I had some great battles. I enjoyed playing against him.

2. Who set the bar at your position?

Little: I’d have to say Jim Parker, who was with the Baltimore Colts at the time. Jim is a Hall of Famer and he played both guard and tackle. He was exceptional at both and I watched him as I was growing up.

3. What player did you admire growing up?

Little: Growing up I admired Big Daddy Lipscomb. He played defense, but I played defense in high school and college also. I admired him so much that I wore his number (76) in college.

4. What was the most memorable moment of your career?

Little: It has to be winning the Super Bowl in 1972 and going 17-0. Nothing can top that.

5. What coach had the biggest influence on your playing career?

Little: I would have to say it was two coaches — Coach (Don) Shula, and my offensive line coach, Monte Clark. Coach Shula got the best out of you or else you wouldn’t be around. And Monte was a great technician that really started my career to be where it was.
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