Hall of Famer and former Purdue quarterback Len Dawson dies at 87

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Posted at 9:27 AM, Aug 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-24 12:19:57-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson, who helped the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl title, died Wednesday. He was 87.

The MVP of the Chiefs’ victory over the Vikings in January 1970 entered hospice care on Aug. 12. “Lenny the Cool” went into the Hall of Fame as a player in 1987.

He also was inducted as a broadcaster in 2012. Dawson spent several decades working on local TV broadcast while also doing color analysis for NBC and hosting HBO's iconic “Inside the NFL.”

Dawson quarterbacked at Purdue University from 1954-56 before his career in professional football.