Legendary quarterback Len Dawson died aged 87


, the legendary quarterback who led the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl victory, has died aged 87. When he was born, he was the ninth of 11 children. Bat he bacame a talented man.He was named Super Bowl IV MVP. In 211 career games between his time in the NFL and AFL, he had 28,711 passing yards and 239 touchdowns. This is why he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as both a player and broadcasterThe retired NFL star worked as a broadcaster at KMBC-TV until 2017. After a series of health issues that included prostate cancer and quadruple heart bypass surgery, Dawson retired. “He loved Kansas City and no matter where his travels took him, he could not wait to return home,” the family said in a statement.


Dawson entered hospice care earlier this month. “ 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 did,” Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said in a statement.