Len Dawson - Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and broadcasting legend no more, dies at 87.


By: Sara Smith

Legend Len Dawson was born on 20 June 1935, Alliance, Stark County, Ohio, USA.

Len Dawson was the ninth of 11 children of his Parents (Ohio native James and England-born Annie Dawson).

Len Dawson was an American football who played in the NFL and AFL for 19 seasons, primarily with the Kansas City Chiefs franchise.

Len Dawson started his career in 1957 with the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL and also played for the Cleveland Browns.

Len Dawson left the National Football League (NFB) in 1962 to sign with the AFL's Chiefs also known as the Dallas Texans.

Len Dawson led the Chiefs to three AFL championships (1962, 1966, 1969).

Len Dawson retired from football after the 1975 Season and Later he served as the sports director at KMBC-TV in Kansas City and color analyst for the Chiefs Radio Network.