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Encyclopedia > Len Dawson
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Date of birth June 20, 1935
Place of birth Alliance, Ohio
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Position(s) Quarterback
College Purdue
NFL Draft 1957 / Round 1
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Pro Bowls AFL All-Star 1962, 1964,
1966, 1967, 1968, 1969
NFL Pro Bowl 1970, 1971
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Statistics Pro Football Reference
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Team(s)
1957-1959
1960-1961
1962
1963-1969
1970-1975
NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
NFL Cleveland Browns
AFL Dallas Texans
AFL Kansas City Chiefs
NFL Kansas City Chiefs
Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1987

Len Dawson (born June 20, 1935) was an American football quarterback from Purdue University who played for three professional teams, most notably the Kansas City Chiefs. June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Alliance is a city located in Mahoning and Stark counties in Ohio. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... See also Purdue University System. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The American Football League (AFL, 1960 - 1969) stocked its teams in two ways: 1) Signing free agents (players whose contracts in other professional football leagues had expired, or who had no professional experience). ... Tackle during 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii A top cheerleader from each team takes part in the 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame and the NFL include American Football League All-Star Games in their statistics for Pro Bowls. From 1961 through 1969, the AFL East All-Stars played the AFL West All-Stars, with the exception of 1965, when an AFL All-Star team played the... An award is something given to a person or group of people to recognize excellence in a certain field. ... Honours may refer to: Honours, used to recognise merit in terms of achievement and service in the British honours system Honours degree, in association with Bachelors degree See also Honour or honor, comprises the reputation, self-perception or moral identity of an individual or of a group This is... Retirement is the status of a worker who has stopped working. ... A world record is the best performance in a certain discipline, usually a sports event. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney Local radio Flagship stations: WDVE (102. ... City Cleveland, Ohio Team colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner General manager Phil Savage Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper Local radio Flagship stations: WMMS (100. ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... The Kansas City Chiefs are a National Football League team based in Kansas City, Missouri. ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, Yellow, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner Lamar Hunt General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf Local radio Flagship stations: 101. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, Yellow, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner Lamar Hunt General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf Local radio Flagship stations: 101. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... See also: 1986 in sports, other events of 1987, 1988 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... See also Purdue University System. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, Yellow, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner Lamar Hunt General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf Local radio Flagship stations: 101. ...


As one of 11 children of an Alliance, Ohio pipefitter, Dawson quickly showed his leadership ability, serving as team captain for Alliance (OH) High School's football, baseball and basketball teams. During his years on the school's football team, he twice earned All-State recognition: as a linebacker in 1951, followed the next year at quarterback. In his latter role, he threw for a school-record 1,615 yards. Alliance is a city located in Mahoning and Stark counties in Ohio. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ...


During the recruiting process, Dawson had to choose between Ohio State University and Purdue. While he was reluctant to take over Woody Hayes' split-T offense with the Buckeyes, the true reason for his selection of Purdue stemmed from the chemistry he had established with a Boilermaker assistant coach, Hank Stram, beginning a friendship that would last for more than a half century. During three seasons with the Boilermakers, Dawson threw for over 3,000 yards, leading the Big Ten Conference in that category during each campaign. The Ohio State University is currently the third largest university in the United States and currently ranked by US News and World Report as the best public university in Ohio and the twenty-first best public university in the nation. ... Wayne Woodrow Woody Hayes (February 14, 1913 – March 12, 1987) was an American football coach who is best remembered for his 28-year tenure at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio from 1951-1978. ... Hank Stram being carried off of the field following his victory in Super Bowl IV with the Kansas City Chiefs Hank Stram (January 3, 1923 – July 4, 2005), was a former American Football coach. ... Big Ten Conference The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest college athletic conference. ...


An equally fulfilling relationship for Dawson had begun during his junior year at Alliance High School, when he started dating Jacqueline Puzder, a recent transplant from Cleveland, Ohio who was one grade behind him. Over the next two years, the two became closer, and after Puzder went to visit Dawson during his freshman year at Purdue, the two were secretly married. Two weeks prior to her graduation, she gave birth to the couple's first child. Nickname: The Forest City Motto: Progress and Prosperity Official website: www. ...


As a sophomore in 1954, Dawson put together an outstanding first season as the NCAA's leader in pass efficiency, while also playing defense and serving as the Boilermaker kicker. Blessed with a strong offensive line, he threw four touchdown passes in a 31-0 victory over the University of Missouri, then later engineered a huge upset of the University of Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish had entered the contest in the midst of a 13-game winning streak. 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The University of Missouri System is the designated public research and land-grant university system of the state of Missouri. ... The University of Notre Dame is a leading Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ...


Despite his status as a first round draft pick, Dawson was unable to make an impact with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Following his rookie campaign, his status in the Steel City became even more tenuous when the Steelers acquired future Hall of Famer Bobby Layne. Failing to dislodge the colorful signal caller, Dawson was then traded to the Cleveland Browns on December 31, 1959. City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney Local radio Flagship stations: WDVE (102. ... Robert Lawrence Layne was born December 19, 1926, in Santa Ana, Texas. ... City Cleveland, Ohio Team colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner General manager Phil Savage Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper Local radio Flagship stations: WMMS (100. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After encountering similar problems in battling Browns' quarterback Milt Plum, Dawson was released, having completed only 21 passes for 204 yards and two touchdowns in his five seasons of NFL play. However, he soon found his calling when he signed with the American Football League's Dallas Texans on June 30, 1962. The move reunited him with Stram, who was beginning his third year as the Texans' head coach. Milton Ross Plum (b. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, Yellow, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner Lamar Hunt General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf Local radio Flagship stations: 101. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ...


In that first season, Dawson led the league in touchdowns and yards per attempt, and was The Sporting News' selection as the AFL MVP. He also led them that year to the first of three league titles in a thrilling double-overtime victory over the two-time defending champion Houston Oilers. Dawson ran a ball-control offense in the 17-14 win, and tossed a 28-yard touchdown pass to halfback Abner Haynes. The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... In American sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... The Tennessee Titans are a National Football League team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Abner Haynes (born September 19, 1937 in Denton, Texas) was a United States football player. ...


A pinpoint passer, Dawson's mobility helped him flourish in Stram's "movable pocket" offense. He would win four AFL passing titles and was selected as a league All-Star six times, ending the 10-year run of the league as its highest-rated career passer.


While he threw for more than 2,000 in each of the previous seven campaigns, Dawson's 1969 season would be his most memorable by making a dramatic comeback from a knee injury suffered in the season's second game. The injury was first feared as season-ending, but after missing five games, Dawson went on to lead the Chiefs to road playoff victories over both the defending champion New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...


He then capped his year with MVP accolades in Super Bowl IV, the last game ever played by an American Football League team. In the game, Dawson paced the Chiefs to a win over the NFL's heavily-favored Minnesota Vikings by completing 12 of 17 passes for 146 yards. The performance was especially notable given the fact that he had been linked to a gambling investigation in the days leading up to the game. Date January 11, 1970 Stadium Tulane Stadium City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Len Dawson, Quarterback Favorite Vikings by 12 1/2 National anthem Al Hirt Coin toss Game referee Referee John McDonough Halftime show Mardi Gras with Carol Channing Attendance 80,562 TV in the United States Network CBS Announcers... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar and Vikadontis Rex Local radio Flagship stations: KFAN (1130 AM) Announcers: Paul Allen, Greg Coleman, and...


With the league's absorption into the National Football League in 1970, Dawson earned one final honor from the league as a member of the second team All-time All-AFL Team. He is also a member of the Chiefs' Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He would earn Pro Bowl honors following the 1971 NFL season, then ended his career in 1975, having thrown for 239 touchdowns and over 28,000 yards. The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... The American Football League (AFL) All- Time Team was selected in 1970 by a panel of hall of fame selectors comprised of professional football writers from American Football League cities. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... Tackle during 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii A top cheerleader from each team takes part in the 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... The 1971 NFL season was the 52nd regular season of the National Football League. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ...


In 1987, Dawson was recognized for his play with the Chiefs with his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ...


Dawson currently works on the Chiefs radio broadcast team, in addition to his duties as sports director for KMBC-TV in Kansas City. From 1977 to 2001, he served as the host of HBO's Inside the NFL. KMBC-TV, KMBC-TV 9 is the ABC affiliate in Kansas City, Missouri (and also for Kansas City, Kansas) owned by Hearst-Argyle Broadcasting. ... ‹The template below has been proposed for deletion. ...


See also

The following is a list of players that played for the 1960-1969 American Football League. ...

External links

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame: Member profile
Preceded by:
Joe Namath
NFL Super Bowl MVPs
Super Bowl IV, 1970
Succeeded by:
Chuck Howley

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