Len Dawson, Who Took Kansas City to a Championship, Dies at 87.His death was announced by his family in a statement.
He was a three-sport athlete at Alliance high school, setting records in Football and basketball.
Dawson was married to his High school Sweetheart, Jackie from 1954 until her death in 1978. He remarried to Linda Dawson, who he remained with until his death.
Dawson 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.
He was best remembered for coming back from a serious knee injury to take the Chiefs to a stunning 23-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV in January 1970 — the team’s only Super Bowl championship until 2020.
He still owns the Chiefs career passing yards, touchdowns, and wins records despite last playing in 1975, the NFL expanding to 16 game seasons, and the evolution into the NFL being a pass-dominated league.