Len Dawson Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and broadcasting legend dies at 87.

Star Football Hall of Fame quarterback and famous radio and TV sports character Len Dawson has died. He was 87 years of age.

He drove the Kansas City Chiefs to their most memorable Super Bowl triumph in 1970, in any event, getting the MVP title. Lenny the Cool has directed Chiefs fans through his promising and less promising times as a telecaster for north of 50 years.

Dawson entered hospice earlier this month. The Chiefs are synonymous with the Kansas City Chiefs in a statement issued by Len Dawson. Lane hugs and comes to join Kansas City and the people who call it home.

Len Dawson said Chiefs President Clark Hunt said that you would be hard pressed to find a player who has made a huge impact in shaping the organization as we know it today.

Dawson was born in Alliance, Ohio in 1935. Fifty-two years later, he was inducted into the Canton Hall of Fame after a 19-year football career.

I was working Dawson chuckled in 2017 when the transmission corner at Arrowhead Stadium was officially devoted to him.”Since my folks didn’t have a lot and they showed me something: If you need something, figure out how to procure it to get it.

Dawson was a variety pundit for Chiefs radio stations on the Chiefs Radio Network from 1984 to 2017. Mitch Holthus, his transmission in depth accomplice for those 24 years, was a long-lasting fan.

I ensured my mother made a crude sewed pullover with 1’s and 6’s since I needed to be Lenny Dawson, Holthus expressed, alluding to Dawson’s shirt number 16.

Dawson was a first-round draft select from Purdue by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1957, however couldn’t get any critical playing time in his two years with the Steelers or Cleveland Browns in 1960 and 1961.

Dawson endorsed with the Dallas Texans in the youngster AFL before the 1962 season and was brought together with mentor Hank Strom, one of his associate mentors at Purdue. The Texans came out on top for the AFL Championship that prior year moving to Kansas City.

Dawson threw a Chiefs record of 30 touchdown passes in 1964 until Patrick Mahomes broke it in 2018 with 50. Mahomes, on the verge of breaking Dawson’s record, said he talked to Dawson about it.

With Dawson in the QB, the Chiefs lost in Super Bowl I, yet crushed the Minnesota Vikings 23-7 in Super Bowl IV. Dawson was the MVP.

We were the underdogs in the game which he missed. We had to beat by a couple of touchdowns. Thankfully we couldn’t believe it.

Dawson’s last season was in 1975 when he was 40 years of age. Behind a physical issue inclined hostile line, he was excused multiple times in late-season games. By then, at that point, Dawson said he realized his playing vocation was finished.

In 1966, unbeknownst to Dawson, President Jack Steadman began discussions with management on KMBC-TV and radio about Dawson’s work in broadcasting.

Not only did he remain a prominent figure in Kansas City, he is also known for a spectacular national show on HBO called Inside the NFL.

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