Len Dawson, Chiefs' Hall of Fame QB and broadcaster, dies at 87 Len Dawson, the Hall of Fame quarterback

who additionally had an award-prevailing profession in broadcasting, has died, his circle of relatives announced Wednesday. He changed into 87.

"With spouse Linda at his aspect, it is with tons unhappiness that we inform you of the passing of our beloved Len Dawson," the family said in a statement

to KMBC in Kansas City. "He turned into a first rate husband, father, brother and pal. Len changed into continually grateful and oftentimes crushed by 

 the infinite bonds he made at some stage in his soccer and broadcast careers." His own family had showed to KMBC-TV, where Dawson once labored,

in mid-August that he had entered hospice care. MORE:Len Dawson smoked a cigarette at halftime at some point of a Super Bowl, and picture will in no way be forgotten

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Dawson, who grew up in Alliance, Ohio, not some distance from wherein the Pro Football Hall of Fame could be built, was named MVP of the 1970

Super Bowl because the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 23-7. He finished 12 of 17 passes for 142 yards and a landing.

He changed into drafted by using the Pittsburgh Steelers fifth basic out of Purdue in 1957 however wasn't used plenty by the Steelers or Cleveland