Classic Sports Card of The Day

24 Oct


1968 Topps football card of former quarterback Len Dawson, who played 19 seasons of pro football. After a few seasons struggling as a backup in the NFL with Pittsburgh and Cleveland, he signed with the AFL’s Dallas Texans due to a relationship with a former college coach, Hank Stram. Dawson would then go on to put together a Hall of Fame career with that franchise, which moved to Kansas City and became the Chiefs. He led the club to 3 AFL championships and a Super Bowl IV upset victory over Minnesota. He was a seven-time All Star and named to the All AFL team for it’s 10 year existence, and was enshrined in Canton in 1987.  Dawson became sports director of a local Kansas City television station while still playing for the Chiefs, and continued in sportscasting after his playing days ended in 1975. He worked as a game analyst for NBC’s NFL coverage for 6 years, co-hosted the HBO show Inside The NFL and served as an analyst on Chiefs’ radio broadcasts until 2017.


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