Dawson’s Big Weekend in Canton

During the festivities over the weekend at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, Len Dawson was honored with the Pete Rozelle Radio & Television Award for excellence in broadcasting involving pro football.

Dawson received the award on Friday evening during the annual Enshrinees Dinner at the Canton Civic Center. He is the third man who has been honored with the gold jacket of induction into the Hall of Fame as a player, and then the Rozelle Award for his broadcasting career. The others were Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf.

The weekend also marked the 25th anniversary of Dawson’s induction into the Hall back in 1987.

It was a big weekend in Canton for Dawsons – below that’s Len with Dermontti, that’s 2012 Hall of Fame inductee Dermontti Dawson, former Steelers center.

2 Responses to “Dawson’s Big Weekend in Canton”

  • August 5, 2012  - FearTheKingdom says:

    God Bless Lenny! I loved him in the old “Inside the NFL” shows because it didn’t matter who the Chiefs were playing, he’d pick’em to win that particular weekend. You’d be hard pressed to find any organization anywhere, sporting or not, who has had such a truly dedicated advocate as the Kansas City Chiefs have had in Len Dawson for the last 50 years!

  • August 6, 2012  - cychief24 says:

    Pretty much a dream come true for me. Lenny was my favorite Chief from the first home game in ’63 when we beat the Oilers. He worked a K-State FB camp so I was lucky enough to be coached by him for a couple of days as a 6th grader. I had the privilege to watch him play a HOF career. Then he does NBC games on TV. He was the reason I got HBO when I couldn’t afford it. Then he ends up doing our games on radio.
    Not many people get to follow their heroes for so long. :)

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