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Len Dawson

Leonard Ray Dawson

Position: QB
Height: 6-0    Weight: 190 lbs.
Throws: Right

Born: June 20, 1935 in Alliance, OH
High School: Alliance
College: Purdue   (school history)    (Dawson college stats)
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1st round (5th overall) of the 1957 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 110 (61st overall since 1950)
7-time Pro Bowler & 2-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1987, finalist in 1982, 1986

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Len Dawson's Career 4th quarter comebacks and game-winning drives

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15 fourth quarter comebacks, 18 game-winning drives

Age is Years-Days
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
1 1962 6 1962-10-21 27-123 DTX NYT W 20-17 19 27 70.37 276 1 1 100.2 10.22 9.30 0 0 0 GWD
2 1962 15 1962-12-23 27-186 DTX @ HOU W 20-17 9 14 64.29 88 1 0 105.7 6.29 7.71 5 26 5.20 0 GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
3 1963 2 1963-09-22 28-094 KAN @ BUF T 27-27 25 38 65.79 267 3 3 79.6 7.03 5.05 6 28 4.67 0 4QC
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
4 1964 2 1964-09-27 29-099 KAN @ OAK W 21-9 12 18 66.67 189 2 0 138.4 10.50 12.72 2 -1 -0.50 1 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
5 1965 3 1965-09-26 30-098 KAN @ SDG T 10-10 14 26 53.85 144 1 2 50.8 5.54 2.85 3 46 15.33 0 4QC
6 1965 8 1965-10-31 30-133 KAN OAK W 14-7 9 17 52.94 76 1 0 84.4 4.47 5.65 5 8 1.60 1 GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
7 1966 13 1966-12-11 31-174 KAN @ MIA W 19-18 11 24 45.83 121 1 2 40.5 5.04 2.13 1 7 7.00 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
8 1967 12 1967-12-03 32-166 KAN BUF W 23-13 15 29 51.72 159 1 1 65.2 5.48 4.62 3 17 5.67 0 GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
9 1968 8 1968-10-27 33-129 KAN SDG W 27-20 8 13 61.54 180 1 0 131.1 13.85 15.38 1 11 11.00 0 4QC / GWD
10 1968 10 1968-11-10 33-143 KAN @ CIN W 16-9 0 2 0.00 0 0 0 39.6 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
11 1969 8 1969-11-02 34-135 KAN @ BUF W 29-7 7 14 50.00 94 0 0 71.7 6.71 6.71 0 0 0 4QC / GWD
12 1969 17 1969-12-20 34-183 KAN @ NYJ W 13-6 12 27 44.44 201 1 0 82.5 7.44 8.19 0 0 0 GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
13 1970 7 1970-11-01 35-134 KAN OAK T 17-17 8 14 57.14 174 1 1 95.5 12.43 10.64 0 0 0 4QC
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
14 1971 2 1971-09-26 36-098 KAN @ HOU W 20-16 14 24 58.33 207 0 0 86.6 8.63 8.63 2 6 3.00 0 4QC / GWD
15 1971 6 1971-10-24 36-126 KAN WAS W 27-20 10 23 43.48 203 3 2 78.4 8.83 7.52 1 8 8.00 0 4QC / GWD
16 1971 13 1971-12-12 36-175 KAN OAK W 16-14 18 31 58.06 199 1 2 61.1 6.42 4.16 2 -2 -1.00 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
17 1972 2 1972-09-25 37-097 KAN @ NOR W 20-17 21 29 72.41 204 2 1 100.4 7.03 6.86 2 -4 -2.00 0 4QC / GWD
18 1972 14 1972-12-17 37-180 KAN @ ATL W 17-14 18 26 69.23 139 2 1 91.7 5.35 5.15 1 20 20.00 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
19 1973 4 1973-10-07 38-109 KAN DEN W 16-14 18 29 62.07 170 1 0 89.7 5.86 6.55 2 21 10.50 0 4QC / GWD
20 1973 5 1973-10-14 38-116 KAN @ GNB T 10-10 10 19 52.63 67 1 1 56.3 3.53 2.21 0 0 0 4QC
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
21 1974 7 1974-10-27 39-129 KAN @ SDG W 24-14 4 4 100.00 84 1 0 158.3 21.00 26.00 0 0 0 GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
22 1975 10 1975-11-23 40-156 KAN DET W 24-21 17 25 68.00 217 1 1 91.6 8.68 7.68 2 0 0.00 0 GWD