Len Dawson is a Hall of Fame quarterback that is most known for his time in Kansas City with the Chiefs. After a storied collegiate career at Purdue University, Dawson was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 1957 NFL Draft. Dawson struggled in his two years with the Steelers and when they acquired another future Hall of Famer in Bobby Layne, Dawson was traded to the Browns. Dawson would still not find his footing with the Browns as he could not take the position from quarterback Milt Plum and was subsequently released. After five seasons in the NFL, Dawson had thrown just two touchdown passes and had completed just 21 passes.
Prior to the 1962 season, Dawson signed with the Dallas Texans as a free agent. In his first season with the team, he led the league in touchdowns and in yards per attempt. He would go on to beat the Houston Oilers that year for the league title in a double overtime game and was named the league’s MVP. Following Dawson’s first year in Dallas, the team relocated to Kansas City and became the Chiefs. Dawson won the American Football League two more times with the Chiefs in 1966 and 1969 and was the league leader in passer rating six times, while also leading the league in touchdowns four times.
After the NFL-AFL merger, Dawson led the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl win in 1971 in Super Bowl IV and was named the games MVP. Len Dawson was no doubt Hall of Famer when his career ended and was inducted with the class of 1987. Chiefs fans will find amazing collectibles from Len Dawson at sportsmemorabilia.com that will be of amazing value to any collector. Certified authentic signed jerseys, footballs, and helmets can all be found at a great price and are all going to look amazing displayed in your home or office.
Collecting Len Dawson MemorabiliaLen Dawson Autographed Photos: We offer a selection of rare autographed photos from Len Dawson that show the great Kansas City Chiefs quarterback flinging the pigskin all over the field. Many of these photos have been inscribed with HOF 87’ to commemorate his Hall of Fame class of 1987. All the photos that have been signed by Dawson are certified authentic and are sure to look fantastic displayed in your home, office or man cave.