Len Dawson, legendary quarterback and broadcaster, dies at 87.

Len Dawson, legendary quarterback and broadcaster, dies at 87.

Len Dawson, a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and radio and TV personality, died has died.

In 1970, he led the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl championship and was MVP.

"Lenny the Cool" also spent 50 years as a Chiefs broadcaster.

Len accepted and eventually came to represent Kansas City and the locals.

You'd be hard-pressed to find a player who shaped the Chiefs more than Len Dawson, said chairman Clark Hunt.

After Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf, he was only the third player and broadcaster inducted.

Dawson provided colour commentary for Chiefs radio broadcasts on the Chiefs radio network from 1984 to 2017.

Holthus' mother stitched him a jersey with 1 and 6 because he wanted to be Lenny Dawson.

Dawson was picked by the Steelers in 1957 out of Purdue, but he didn't play much in 1960 and 1961.

"I recall Paul Brown remarking, "There's a bunch of rich kids." It's their hobby." recalled Dawson. "It won't last long. 

Dawson rejoined Purdue assistant coach Hank Stram with the Dallas Texans in 1962.

Dawson's 30 touchdown passes in 1964 were a Chiefs record until Patrick Mahomes' 50 in 2018.

Dawson's last season was at age 40 in 1975. In a late-season game, his offensive line was destroyed by injuries.

He was a significant personality in Kansas City and hosted "Inside the NFL" on HBO.