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Hall of Famer Len Dawson has passed away

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Pro Football Hall of Famer Len Dawson has passed away. He was 87.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. He had been in hospice care as of late.

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He is a Chiefs legend.

“My family and I are heartbroken,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. “Len Dawson is synonymous with the Kansas City Chiefs. Len embraced and came to embody Kansas City and the people that call it home. You would be hard-pressed to find a player who had a bigger impact in shaping the organization as we know it today than Len Dawson did.

“I admired Len my entire life – first as a Hall of Fame player on the field, and later as he transitioned into a successful broadcasting career. Throughout his remarkable career, Len made it a priority to give back to the community that he loved. The franchise has lost a true legend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Linda and his family.”

He was the fifth overall pick in the 1957 NFL Draft. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, and Dallas Texans/Chiefs organization.

He was the Super Bowl IV Champion. Dawson was also the MVP of that Super Bowl.

Dawson was 94-57-8 as an NFL starter. He has thrown 28,711 yards and 239 touchdowns with 183 interceptions.

After his playing career, he went into broadcasting.
“With wife Linda at his side, it is with much sadness that we inform you of the passing of our beloved Len Dawson,” the family said in a statement. “He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, and friend. Len was always grateful and many times overwhelmed by the countless bonds he made during his football and broadcast careers.

“He loved Kansas City and no matter where his travels took him, he could not wait to return home. Linda wants to acknowledge and thank the wonderful team of doctors, nurses, and support staff at KU Med who showed tremendous amounts of love and compassion for Len.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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