Len Dawson Gets Another Honor From The Hall Of Fame

Len Dawson US PRESSWIRE Sports-Historical © Malcolm Emmons | 5 Aug 1972

He's so good the Hall of Fame recognizes him twice.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced this week that former Chiefs QB Len Dawson will be honored with the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television award which recognizes "long-time exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football."

Lenny was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a player in 1987 so this is his second honor from Canton.

"This is an unbelievable award for me," Dawson remarked. "To be in the Hall of Fame as a player was the highlight of my playing career, but now to be recognized by the Hall of Fame as a broadcaster, well, it's just a great, great honor."

Jim Nantz took home the award last year.

Len Dawson's broadcasting career began in 1966 while he was still quarterback of the Chiefs. After he retired in 1975, he joined NBC as an analyst for NFL games until 1982. At that point he joined the Chiefs Radio Network, the position he holds today.

Outside of Chiefs games, I remember Lenny the most for his time on Inside The NFL, a role he held for 24 years. Old Man Thorman would let me stay up late to watch it every week.

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