Len Dawson, a prominent radio and TV sportscaster, has died. 87-year-old

In 1970, he led the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl championship and was MVP. "Lenny the Cool" was a Chiefs broadcaster for 50 years.

1935 birth in Alliance, Ohio After 19 years, he was inducted into the Canton Hall of Fame in 1962.

Dawson laughed when Arrowhead Stadium's broadcast booth was dedicated to him in 2017. "

"My mum sewed me a primitive jersey with 1 and 6 because I wanted to be Lenny Dawson," said Holthus, referring to Dawson's jersey No. 16.

"I recall Paul Brown remarking, "There's a bunch of rich kids." It's their hobby." recalled Dawson. "It won't last long. Not long.'"

Dawson's 30 touchdown passes in 1964 were a Chiefs record until Patrick Mahomes' 50 in 2018.

He was a significant personality in Kansas City and hosted "Inside the NFL" on HBO.