Chiefs Legend Len Dawson’s funeral services held Friday

Len Dawson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987, and his No. 16 has been...
Len Dawson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987, and his No. 16 has been retired by the Chiefs.(AP, KCTV5)
Published: Sep. 16, 2022 at 5:27 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 16, 2022 at 3:19 PM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Hundreds of people took part in-person and online for Chiefs Legend Len Dawson’s funeral late Friday morning in Kansas City.

The Super Bowl-winning Chiefs quarterback’s funeral services were held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Country Club Christian Church on Ward Parkway. Dawson died three weeks ago at the age of 87.

His family requested that instead of donating flowers, donations be made to the University of Kansas Health System in support of nursing scholarships. Those donations can be mailed to 2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway Suite 305 Westwood, KS, or online at

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His obituary stated he was a quiet but caring husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. “Lenny the Cool” was a sports legend who brought great pride to Kansas City as the Chiefs quarterback from 1962-1975.

The 90-minute service featured speakers including Chiefs’ Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, TV and Radio sports announcer Kevin Harlan, Pro Football Hall of Fame Chiefs legend Bobby Bell, Congressman Emanuel Clever, and more.

He is celebrated for his 50-year broadcaster at KMBC-TV, 24 years as the host of HBO’s Inside The NFL, NBC’s analyst, and color commentator.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Super Bowl champion quarterback is also the longest-tenured sportscaster in Kansas City radio and television history.