Leonard Ray 'Len' 'Lenny' Dawson (born June 20, 1935) is a former American collegiate and Professional Football quarterback who attended Purdue University and went on to play for three professional teams, most notably the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs. Dawson led the Chiefs to three American Football League Championships, and a victory in Super Bowl IV (at the time, it was labeled the AFL-NFL World Championship game), for which he won the game's MVP award. Dawson retired from professional football in 1975 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987. He is sports director at KMBC-TV in Kansas City and color analyst for the Chiefs Radio Network. Dawson attended Alliance High School, in Alliance, Ohio. During the recruiting process, Dawson had to choose between Ohio State University and Purdue.
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