Len Dawson was an American football quarterback who played in the National Football League & American Football League for 19 seasons.

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Dawson led the Texans/Chiefs to three AFL championships (1962, 1966, 1969), and the franchise’s first Super Bowl title in Super Bowl IV, for which he won the game’s MVP award.

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Personal information
Born: June 20, 1935
Alliance, Ohio
Died: August 24, 2022 (aged 87)
Kansas City, Kansas
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
       High school:         Alliance (Alliance, Ohio)
College: Purdue (1953–1956)
NFL Draft: 1957 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5

Dawson retired from professional football after the 1975 season and later served as the sports director at KMBC-TV in Kansas City and color analyst for the Chiefs Radio Network.

He owned the Chiefs’ single-season passing touchdown record, which he set in 1964 with 30 touchdowns in only 14 games, a record that stood until 2018, when Patrick Mahomes broke it in 10 games. 

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Legendary Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and Kansas City broadcaster Len Dawson has died. He was 87 years old.

The Dawson family issued this statement: “With wife Linda at his side, it is with much sadness that we inform you of the passing of our beloved Len Dawson.

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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.


Lisa Anne Dawson is a celebrity daughter to the famous American football quaterback Len Dawson.

Mr. Dawson’s wife of 24 years, Jacqueline Puzder, died in 1978.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Linda Johnson, and two children from his first marriage, Lisa Anne Dawson and Len Dawson Jr.

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 Quarterback Len Dawson #16 of the Kansas City Chiefs drops back to pass against the Oakland Raiders during an early circa 1970’s NFL football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. KANSAS CITY, Mo.

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Dawson signed with the American Football League’s Dallas Texans on June 30, 1962. The move reunited him with Stram, who was beginning his third year as the Texans’ head coach.

In 1962, Dawson led the league in touchdowns and yards per attempt, and was The Sporting News’ selection as the AFL MVP.

He also led Dallas to the first of three league titles in a thrilling double-overtime victory over the two-time defending champion Oilers in Houston.


He fathered two children, Lisa Anne and Len Jr., with his wife, Jacqueline Puzder. After Jacqueline’s death in 1978.

Len Dawson : Obituary | Daughter | Number | Family

He remarried to Linda Dawson, who he remained with until his death.

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