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Len Dawson - Springfield, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 07.223 W 093° 12.998
15S E 480755 N 4108248
Quick Description: Bust of former collegiate and professional football player on the grounds of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/27/2011 4:40:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMD6R5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Bronze life-sized bust of Len Dawson wearing his Kansas City Chiefs uniform with number 16. The bust sits on a stone and concrete pedestal with an informational plaque.

From Wikipedia:

"Leonard Ray "Len" "Lenny" Dawson (born June 20, 1935) is a former American collegiate and Professional Football quarterback who attended Purdue University and went on to play for three professional teams, most notably the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs. Dawson led the Chiefs to three American Football League Championships, and a victory in the fourth and final AFL-NFL World Championship Game, for which he won the game's MVP award. Dawson retired from professional football in 1975 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987. He is sports director at KMBC-TV in Kansas City and color analyst for the Chiefs Radio Network."

From plaque:

 Len Dawson

Born In Alliance, Oh In 1935 To
James And Annie Dawson
Attended Alliance High School
And Purdue University
Married To Linda
Father To Lisa And Lenny

Missouri Sports Hall Of Fame - 1994
Pro Football Hall Of Fame - 1987
Named Best Kansas City Sportscaster In 1987
NFL Man Of The Year - 1973
Super Bowl MVP - 1969
AFL All-Star MVP -1969
Led 1966 & 1969 Kansas City Chiefs
To AFL Title
KMBC-TV Sports Anchor Since 1966
Led 1962 Dallas Texas To AFL Title
The Sporting News AFL Player
Of The Year - 1962
AFL Player Of The Year - 1962
239 Career Passing Touchdowns
Over 28,000 Career Passing Yards
Host Of HBO's "Inside The NFL"
Won Four AFL Passing Crowns

Recognized As A
Missouri Sports Legend
September 1999

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At least one original photo, taken by the poster, of the statue. No internet photos.
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