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Chiefs Hall of Fame QB Len Dawson passes away at age 87

Written by Tony Ghaul

Len Dawson, who led the Kansas City Chiefs to victory in Super Bowl IV and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as both a player and broadcaster, has died at the age of 87, according to his family.

Dawson entered hospice care on August 12. He passed away with his wife Linda at his side.

He played 19 seasons in the NFL. 14 of those seasons were with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Hall of Fame QB led the Chiefs to a Super Bowl victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

He had a 33 year broadcasting career as a analyst. Dawson was inducted to the Hall of Fame as a player in 1987 and as a broadcaster in 2012. He retired from broadcasting in 2017 due to health issues.

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