Hall of Fame QB Len Dawson, who led Kansas City Chiefs to Super Bowl IV win, dies at age 87
Hank Stram, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, who recruited Dawson to the Texans/Chiefs organisation in 1962, guided Dawson's Chiefs to three AFL titles in 1962, 1966, and 1969.
Dawson won the AFL passing title four times and still holds the franchise's career records for pass attempts (3,696), completions (2,115), passing yards (28,507) and touchdowns (237).
He was named to six AFL All-Star teams and one Pro Bowl squad, and also earned AFL Player of the Year honors for the 1962 season.
One of five Chiefs players to ever receive the honour, Dawson was named the 1973 NFL Man of the Year.
On May 1st, 1976, he left the field of professional football. In 1979, he was elected to the Chiefs Hall of Fame, and in 1987, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.