Saturday night at the annual 101 Banquet the best players and coaches of the 2013 NFL season will be recognized.
Also one of the game’s greatest contributors will be honored β Len Dawson. He will receive the Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football, given each year to a person or institution that has represented the game in the same manner as the late Chiefs owner and founder.
If there was a Mt. Rushmore of sports in Kansas City, Dawson would be one of the faces. It wasn’t only his Hall of Fame career as a player and MVP of Super Bowl IV, and his long Hall of Fame career in football broadcasting from NBC, to HBO, to the Chiefs Radio Network. What makes Dawson one of the city’s sporting icon is his presence in Kansas City since 1963. A son of Ohio, who lived in Pennsylvania and briefly in Texas, Dawson has called Kansas City home for more than 50 years. When his career on the field ended, he didn’t move on to sunny and warmer climes.
Dawson remained an everyday face in the city, as well as one of the most important names in football history.