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|Born:||November 2, 1945|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||265 lb (120 kg)|
|High school:||Booker T. Washington|
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|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Lawrence Chatmon Little (born November 2, 1945) is an American former professional football player who was an offensive guard in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Bethune–Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He signed with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 1967. After two years in San Diego, he was then traded to the Miami Dolphins where he played for the rest of his career, establishing himself as one of the best offensive guards in the NFL.
Little was a five-time Pro Bowl selection, and a seven-time first- or second-team all-pro. He was part of a dominant Miami Dolphins offensive line which included Hall of Fame center Jim Langer and opposite offensive guard Bob Kuechenberg, that was instrumental in the Miami Dolphins winning Super Bowl VII during their perfect season in 1972, and Super Bowl VIII the following year. He was elected to the NFL 1970s All-Decade Team, a member of the Miami Dolphins Honor Roll, and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.
Little went unselected in 1967. After the draft, he received free agent offers from Miami, San Diego, and Baltimore. He signed as a free agent with the American Football League's San Diego Chargers because they offered him the largest signing bonus ($750). After playing for San Diego in 1967 and 1968, he 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.
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-defunct NFL Europe).
On December 16, 1993, Larry was added to the Miami Dolphins Honor Roll.
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.
Head coaching record
|Bethune–Cookman Wildcats (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) (1983–1991)|
|North Carolina Central Eagles (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1993–1998)|
|1993||North Carolina Central||6–5||5–3||4th|
|1994||North Carolina Central||6–5||5–3||T–3rd|
|1995||North Carolina Central||5–6||4–4||5th|
|1996||North Carolina Central||8–3||5–3||T–4th|
|1997||North Carolina Central||4–7||4–3||T–4th|
|1998||North Carolina Central||4–6||3–4||7th|
|North Carolina Central:||33–32||26–20|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
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- "Sporting News Top 100 Football Players". Democrat and Chronicle. August 15, 1999. p. 3D. Retrieved November 10, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.