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Chiefs’ Len Dawson to retire after final season in booth

In this Aug. 4, 2012 file photo, Pro Football Hall of Fame member Len Dawson is introduced during the induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Dawson, who led the Chiefs to three AFL titles and their only Super Bowl, will retire from the radio booth after the upcoming ...

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Len Dawson had never considered a career in broadcasting until then-Chiefs general manager Jack Steadman, trying to drum up some publicity for his recently moved franchise, talked a local TV station into doing a sports segment on the nightly news.
Steadman’s offer? His star quarterback as the anchor.
Just imagine the Patriots’ Tom Brady doing the nightly sports in Boston — in season, no less. But the stunt in 1966 dramatically altered the course of Dawson’s life, spawning a second career that later allowed him to join Dan Dierdorf and Frank Gifford as the only ...


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