Len Dawson

Leonard Ray Dawson
Born: June 20, 1935
Alliance, OH USA
Position: QB
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190
College: Purdue
High School: Alliance (OH)
Career: 1957-1975
Drafted: 1957 in Round 1, #5 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987

Len Dawson played from 1957 to 1975 during his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Texans and Kansas City Chiefs. Dawson threw for 28,711 yards in his career, completing 2,136 of 3,741 passes with 239 touchdowns and 183 interceptions. He also ran for 1,293 yards in 294 attempts with 9 rushing touchdowns.

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Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
1957NFL Pittsburgh Steelers4250.0256.200.000.015 69.8
1958NFL Pittsburgh Steelers6116.7111.800.0233.311 0.0
1959NFL Pittsburgh Steelers7342.9608.6114.300.032 113.1
1960NFL Cleveland Browns13861.5231.800.000.023 65.9
1961NFL Cleveland Browns15746.7855.716.7320.017 47.2
1962AFL Dallas Texans31018961.027598.9299.4175.592 98.3
1963AFL Kansas City Chiefs35219054.023896.8267.4195.482 77.5
1964AFL Kansas City Chiefs35419956.228798.1308.5185.172 89.9
1965AFL Kansas City Chiefs30516353.422627.4216.9144.667 81.3
1966AFL Kansas City Chiefs28415956.025278.9269.2103.589 101.7
1967AFL Kansas City Chiefs35720657.726517.4246.7174.871 83.7
1968AFL Kansas City Chiefs22413158.521099.4177.694.092 98.6
1969AFL Kansas City Chiefs1669859.013238.095.4137.855 138969.9
1970NFL Kansas City Chiefs26214153.818767.2135.0145.361 3427771.0
1971NFL Kansas City Chiefs30116755.525048.3155.0134.382 3030381.6
1972NFL Kansas City Chiefs30517557.418356.0134.3123.944 2825572.8
1973NFL Kansas City Chiefs1016665.37257.222.055.048 1410472.4
1974NFL Kansas City Chiefs23513858.715736.773.0135.584 2519965.8
1975NFL Kansas City Chiefs1409366.410957.853.642.951 2319690.0
NFL138980157.798127.1574.1664.884 1541334
AFL2352133556.8188998.01827.71175.092 1389
Totals3741213657.1287117.72396.41834.992 1671423


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1957NFL Pittsburgh Steelers33110.327 0
1958NFL Pittsburgh Steelers2-1-0.50
1959NFL Pittsburgh Steelers4205.010 0
1960NFL Cleveland Browns100.00
1961NFL Cleveland Browns1-10-10.0-10 0
1962AFL Dallas Texans382526.622 3
1963AFL Kansas City Chiefs372727.443 2
1964AFL Kansas City Chiefs40892.218 2
1965AFL Kansas City Chiefs431423.340 2
1966AFL Kansas City Chiefs241677.018 0
1967AFL Kansas City Chiefs20683.424 0
1968AFL Kansas City Chiefs20402.022 0
1969AFL Kansas City Chiefs133.00
1970NFL Kansas City Chiefs11464.221 0
1971NFL Kansas City Chiefs12242.00
1972NFL Kansas City Chiefs15755.020 0
1973NFL Kansas City Chiefs6406.713 0
1974NFL Kansas City Chiefs11282.510 0
1975NFL Kansas City Chiefs571.40
NFL712603.727 0
AFL22310334.643 9
Totals29412934.443 9


Year Team X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
1957NFL Pittsburgh Steelers20.010.00

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1962AFL Dallas Texans300018
1963AFL Kansas City Chiefs200012
1964AFL Kansas City Chiefs200012
1965AFL Kansas City Chiefs200012

Playing Career:


- AFL Hall of Fame 2nd team All-1960s Team
1969 - AFL Super Bowl MVP
1969 - AFL Super Bowl MVP
1973 - Walter Payton Man of the Year


1962 - AFL AFL All-AFL (1st Team)
1962 - AFL United Press International All-AFL (1st Team)
1962 - AFL Associated Press All-AFL (1st Team)
1964 - AFL United Press International All-AFL (2nd Team)
1964 - AFL New York Daily News All-AFL (2nd Team)
1964 - AFL Newspaper Enterprise Association All-AFL (2nd Team)
1964 - AFL Associated Press All-AFL (2nd Team)
1966 - AFL Newspaper Enterprise Association All-AFL (1st Team)
1966 - AFL Associated Press All-AFL (1st Team)
1966 - AFL New York Daily News All-AFL (1st Team)
1966 - AFL United Press International All-AFL (1st Team)
1966 - AFL AFL All-AFL (1st Team)
1968 - AFL Associated Press All-AFL (2nd Team)
1968 - AFL United Press International All-AFL (2nd Team)
1971 - United Press International All-Conference (2nd Team)