Memorial service announced for Chiefs legend Len Dawson

Memorial service announced for Chiefs legend Len Dawson

Dawson died Wednesday at the age of 87



I am the seventh son of 1/7 son in all my life, they said, Hey, that’s great, that’s good luck. That was *** Dawson in 1987 on the day he entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame, people of Kansas City. For those of you don’t know those folks as some kind of town in Kansas City loved him. Back born and raised in alliance. Ohio Purdue University was next, I went to Purdue University for two reasons. One, it’s *** great university and secondly, their offense through the football. His coach at Purdue, the legendary Hank stram who would later become instrumental in his success as *** pro. But his NFL career began with some rather unremarkable seasons in Pittsburgh and Cleveland skills had eroded because I hadn’t been used. He believed in you. Yeah, I did. I think he did. Maybe not the first couple of weeks and then along came the american Football League. The Dallas Texans would then move to Kansas city and hank stram was their head coach. The all time leader in touchdown passes for the ***. F. L. As Kansas City’s *** Dawson, his football career in Dallas and especially in Kansas City took off his pinpoint passes and quiet sense of command earned him the nickname Lenny, the cool. His success and the team’s success led to *** match up in the first Super Bowl against head coach Vince Lombardi and the heavily favored Green Bay Packers Rolls out to the right. Dawson played well. But the Packers were too much for the Chiefs and *** 35 to 10 loss here was Lombardi. after the game. I think the Kansas City team is *** real top football team. Doesn’t compare with the National Football League teams ticked me off, ticked all of us off. So we want another opportunity. Unfortunately in Super Bowl four against the Minnesota Vikings. But on january 11th, 1970 the Chiefs were back in 1970. The beginning of *** new decade in sports playing another heavily favored team from the NFL Minnesota Vikings can’t cover that thing. Let me throw it any time. And once again, Dawson played well, completing six of his first seven passes in the game, pump it in there baby, just keep matriculating the ball down the field. Boys, steady Chief’s offense and *** Stingy Chiefs defense put Kansas City ahead at halftime but the Chiefs blew the game wide open in the third quarter when Dawson hit Otis taylor on this 46 yard de defense. It was overwhelming. It’s just You know how the relief comes when you know it’s it’s over with and we’ve been successful. That’s the feeling that I had when I came off the field got back to Kansas City for the parade. That’s another story. He thought the chiefs would return to the Super Bowl, but it never happened at age 41 in 1976 Nelson retired complaining

Memorial service announced for Chiefs legend Len Dawson

Dawson died Wednesday at the age of 87

Memorial services were announced Friday for Chiefs great Len Dawson.The service will be held on Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Country Club Christian Church in Kansas City.It is open to the public.Dawson died on Wednesday. He was 87.His wife, Linda, requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Len’s memory to The University of Kansas Health System in support of nursing scholarships and mailed to:Fund Development2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway Suite 305Westwood, KS 66205, Donations can also be made online at giving.kansashealthsystem.com or to Kansas City Hospice.

Memorial services were announced Friday for Chiefs great Len Dawson.

The service will be held on Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Country Club Christian Church in Kansas City.

It is open to the public.

Dawson died on Wednesday. He was 87.

His wife, Linda, requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Len’s memory to The University of Kansas Health System in support of nursing scholarships and mailed to:

Fund Development

2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway Suite 305

Westwood, KS 66205,

Donations can also be made online at giving.kansashealthsystem.com or to Kansas City Hospice.

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