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LEN DAWSON

Dawson, Leonard Ray
Height: 6-0 Weight: 190
Born: June 20, 1935 Alliance, OH
Died: August 24, 2022
High School: Alliance (OH)
College: Purdue [1953fr 1954P 1955P 1956P]
Draft: 1st round (5th overall) 1957 Pittsburgh Steelers
Roster KeyStat Key
YEAR TEAM NO POS GP GS
1957 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 16 QB-K 3 1
1958 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 16 QB 4 1
1959 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 16 QB 12 0
1960 Cleveland Browns (NFL) 18 QB 2 0
1961 Cleveland Browns (NFL) 18 QB 7 1
1962 Dallas Texans (AFL) 16 QB 14 14
1963 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 16 QB 14 13
1964 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 16 QB 14 14
1965 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 16 QB 14 12
1966 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 16 QB 14 14
1967 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 16 QB 14 14
1968 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 16 QB 14 13
1969 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 16 QB 9 7
1970 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 16 QB 14 12
1971 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 16 QB 14 13
1972 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 16 QB 14 12
1973 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 16 QB 8 6
1974 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 16 QB 14 8
1975 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 16 QB 12 5
19 Years (NFL) 211 160
AWARDS
1962 The Sporting News AFL Player of the Year
1962 Pro Football Digest AFL Offensive Player of the Year
1962 Associated Press All-AFL
1962 United Press International All-AFL
1962 The Sporting News All-AFL
1962 Pro Football Digest All-AFL
1966 Associated Press All-AFL
1966 United Press International All-AFL
1966 The Sporting News All-AFL
1966 Newspaper Enterprise Association All-AFL
1966 New York Daily News All-AFL
1987 PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
SCORING TD X1 X1A X1% X2 X2A DX FG FGA FG% S SAF PTS
1957 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 0.0 - 0 0
1962 Dallas Texans (AFL) 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 18
1963 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 12
1964 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 - 0 12
1965 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 12
1966 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0
1967 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 - 0 0
Career Totals (NFL) 9 0 2 0.0 0 7 0 1 0.0 - 0 54
FIELD GOALS 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ MADE ATT PCT
1957 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 0/ 0/ 0/ 0/ 0/ 0 1 0.0
Career Totals (NFL) 0/ 0/ 0/ 0/ 0/ 0 1 0.0
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD FD G20+ G40+ FUM
1957 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 3 31 10.3 27 0 0
1958 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 2 -1 -0.5 1 0 0 0 0
1959 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 4 20 5.0 10 0 0 0
1960 Cleveland Browns (NFL) 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 Cleveland Browns (NFL) 1 -10 -10.0 -10 0 0 0 0 0
1962 Dallas Texans (AFL) 38 252 6.6 22 3 0
1963 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 37 272 7.4 43t 2
1964 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 40 89 2.2 18 2 0 0
1965 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 43 142 3.3 40 2
1966 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 24 167 7.0 18 0 0 0
1967 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 20 68 3.4 24 0 0
1968 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 20 40 2.0 22 0 0
1969 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 1 3 3.0 3 0 0 0 0
1970 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 11 46 4.2 21 0 0
1971 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 12 24 2.0 8 0 0 0
1972 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 15 75 5.0 20 0 0
1973 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 6 40 6.7 13 0 0 0
1974 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 11 28 2.5 10 0 0 0
1975 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 5 7 1.4 9 0 0 0
Career Totals (NFL) 294 1293 4.4 43t 9 0 0 0 0
PASSING ATT COM COM% INC YDS Y/ATT Y/COM LG TD TD% INT INT% SK YL FD G20+ G40+ RTG
1957 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 4 2 50.0 2 25 6.3 12.5 15 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0 0 69.8
1958 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 6 1 16.7 3 11 1.8 11.0 11 0 0.0 2 33.3 11 0 0 0.0
1959 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 7 3 42.9 4 60 8.6 20.0 32 1 14.3 0 0.0 20 0 113.1
1960 Cleveland Browns (NFL) 13 8 61.5 5 23 1.8 2.9 23 0 0.0 0 0.0 24 0 65.9
1961 Cleveland Browns (NFL) 15 7 46.7 5 85 5.7 12.1 17t 1 6.7 3 20.0 19 0 0 47.2
1962 Dallas Texans (AFL) 310 189 61.0 104 2759 8.9 14.6 92t 29 9.4 17 5.5 98.3
1963 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 352 190 54.0 143 2389 6.8 12.6 82t 26 7.4 19 5.4 77.5
1964 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 354 199 56.2 137 2879 8.1 14.5 72t 30 8.5 18 5.1 89.9
1965 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 305 163 53.4 128 2262 7.4 13.9 67t 21 6.9 14 4.6 81.3
1966 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 284 159 56.0 115 2527 8.9 15.9 89t 26 9.2 10 3.5 101.7
1967 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 357 206 57.7 134 2651 7.4 12.9 71t 24 6.7 17 4.8 20 68 83.7
1968 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 224 131 58.5 84 2109 9.4 16.1 92t 17 7.6 9 4.0 18 162 98.6
1969 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 166 98 59.0 55 1323 8.0 13.5 55t 9 5.4 13 7.8 13 89 69.9
1970 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 262 141 53.8 107 1876 7.2 13.3 61t 13 5.0 14 5.3 34 277 71.0
1971 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 301 167 55.5 121 2504 8.3 15.0 82 15 5.0 13 4.3 30 303 81.6
1972 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 305 175 57.4 118 1835 6.0 10.5 44 13 4.3 12 3.9 28 255 72.8
1973 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 101 66 65.3 30 725 7.2 11.0 48 2 2.0 5 5.0 14 104 72.4
1974 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 235 138 58.7 84 1573 6.7 11.4 84t 7 3.0 13 5.5 25 199 65.8
1975 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 140 93 66.4 43 1095 7.8 11.8 51 5 3.6 4 2.9 23 196 90.0
Career Totals (NFL) 3741 2136 57.1 1422 28711 7.7 13.4 92t 239 6.4 183 4.9 205 1728 0 0 82.6
FUMBLES NO LOST OWN OPP REC YDS TD
1957 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 1 0 0 0 0 0
1959 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 1 0 0 0 0 0
1960 Cleveland Browns (NFL) 1 1 0 1 0 0
1962 Dallas Texans (AFL) 11 0
1963 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 4 0
1964 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 15 0
1965 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 7 0
1966 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 5 0
1967 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 6 4 0 4 -6 0
1968 Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 4 3 0 3 0 0
1970 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 5 0 0 0 0 0
1971 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 8 3 0 3 -14 0
1972 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 2 1 0 1 0 0
1973 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 4 0 0 0 -1 0
1974 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 6 2 0 2 -2 0
1975 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) 4 1 0 1 0 0
Career Totals (NFL) 84 15 0 15 -23 0
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