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Len Dawson, a franchise legend, is mourned by the Chiefs

Aug 25, 2022

The Kansas City Chiefs are disheartened to share the death of Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback, Chiefs legend, and Kansas City symbol, Len Dawson. We are suffering, my family and I. With the Kansas City Chiefs, Len Dawson is inseparable. Len adopted and eventually came to represent Kansas City and the people that reside there. Len Dawson, as far as we can tell today, was the player who had the most influence on shaping the association Clark Hunt, the CEO, and chairman of the Chiefs remarked. Len put a lot of effort into his successful career during his whole career to honor the community he loved. A true legend of the place is gone. Linda is the object of our prayers and thoughts when we approach God. Dawson was the substance of the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs establishment during his illustrious14-year Chiefs vocation, helping make the establishment one of expert football’s head groups while becoming one of the game’s tip-top passers.

American Football League Championships

Under the authority of PFHOF Head Coach Hank Stram, who carried Dawson to the Texans/Chiefs establishment in 1962, Dawson’s Chiefs were enduring competitors and came out on top for American Football League Championships in 1962, 1966, and 1969. He procured the Most Valuable Player grant for Super Bowl IV when he guided Kansas City to a 23-7 win over the vigorously preferred Minnesota Vikings. Dawson came out on top for the AFL passing championship multiple times yet holds the establishment’s vocation records for pass endeavors (3,696), consummations (2,115), passing yards (28,507), and scores (237). He was named to six AFL All-Star groups and one Pro Bowl crew, and furthermore acquired AFL Player of the Year praises for the 1962 season. Dawson began 158 standard season games for Kansas City, the vast majority of any quarterback in establishment history. He drove the AFL in passing four distinct seasons (1962, 1964, 1966, and 1968), pacing the AFL in fulfillment rate multiple times, including a line of six-straight seasons from 1964-69. Dawson was perceived as the 1973 NFL Man of the Year, one of five Chiefs players to at any point procure the honor. He resigned from proficient football on May 1, 1976. He was cherished into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1979 and was deified at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, in 1987. He was additionally cherished in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame in 1996.

In 1966

Dawson partook in a similarly amazing telecom vocation that started during his playing days. In 1966 he filled in as a games anchor with KMBC Radio and as sports chief for KMBC-TV while filling in as the club’s transmission guest. Following his retirement from proficient football after the 1975 season, Dawson joined NBC and filled in as a variety of experts on NFL games until 1982. He then joined the Chiefs Radio Network as a variety observer in 1984, serving in the group’s radio team for quite some time. While working NFL games for NBC, Dawson set out on what might turn into a 24-year run that crossed forty years (1977-2001) as the host of HBO’s well-known Inside the NFL, satellite TV’s longest-running series and the main NFL-related program to air on the link. For his commitments to broadcasting, Dawson was chosen for the Pro Football Hall of Fame as the beneficiary of the Hall’s Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award in 2012. He turned out to be only the third person in proficient football history to be enlisted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as both a player and a telecaster, joining Dan Dierdorf and Frank Gifford.

In 2014

Dawson was regarded with the Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football at the 44th Annual NFL 101 Awards, perceiving his commitments both on and off the field that assisted shape the National Football With leaguing into the superior elite athletics association in America. In 2017, the club renamed the transmission stall inside GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium the Len Dawson Broadcast Booth to pay tribute to Dawson’s achievements both on the field and as a telecaster. Dawson started his expert vocation as a first-round draft pick of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers in 1957. He proceeded to land with Cleveland in 1960 yet was sliced by the Browns before the 1962 season, so, all in all, he was endorsed by the Dallas Texans as a free specialist on July 2, 1962. In complete he burned through 19 years as a quarterback in the NFL/AFL. The Alliance, Ohio, local went to Purdue University where he was a three-year starter at quarterback for the Boilermakers (1954-56) and finished his vocation as the college’s forerunner in profession passing yards and score passes.