Len Dawson, MVP of Chiefs’ first Super Bowl win, in hospice

Len Dawson, MVP of Chiefs’ first Super Bowl win, in hospice

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Len Dawson, the 87-year-old Corridor of Fame quarterback who led the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs to their first Tremendous Bowl title, has entered hospice care in Kansas Metropolis.

KMBC-TV, the Kansas Metropolis station the place Dawson started his broadcasting profession in 1966, confirmed Dawson is in hospice care by way of his spouse, Linda.

The MVP of the Chiefs’ 23-7 Tremendous Bowl victory over Minnesota in January 1970, Dawson was elected to the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame in 1987 and acquired the Pete Rozelle Radio-Tv Award in 2012.

Len Dawson led the Chiefs to their first Tremendous Bowl title.WireImage.com

From Alliance, Ohio, Dawson starred at Purdue and was chosen fifth general by Pittsburgh within the 1957 NFL draft. After seeing restricted time within the NFL in three seasons with the Steelers and two with Cleveland, he joined the Dallas Texans within the American Soccer League in 1962, reuniting with former Purdue assistant coach Hank Stram.

Dawson moved with the staff to Kansas Metropolis the next season and remained the Chiefs’ beginning quarterback till retiring in 1975.

Along with his work at KMBC the place he was the station’s first sports activities anchor, Dawson was a recreation analyst for NBC and the Chiefs’ radio community and hosted HBO’s “Contained in the NFL” present.

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