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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 (62nd 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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Fine Details  · Last updated Mar 23, 2015 11:04AM
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Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD AV
1957 22 PIT qb 16 3 1 0-1-0 2 4 50.0 25 0 0.0 0 0.0 15 6.3 6.3 12.5 8.3 69.8 0 0
1958 23 PIT 16 4 1 6 16.7 11 0 0.0 2 33.3 11 1.8 -13.2 11.0 2.8 0.0 0 0
1959 24 PIT 16 12 3 7 42.9 60 1 14.3 0 0.0 32 8.6 11.4 20.0 5.0 113.1 0 0
1960 25 CLE 18 2 8 13 61.5 23 0 0.0 0 0.0 23 1.8 1.8 2.9 11.5 65.9 0
1961 26 CLE qb 18 7 1 1-0-0 7 15 46.7 85 1 6.7 3 20.0 17 5.7 -2.0 12.1 12.1 47.2 0
1962*+ 27 DTX QB 16 14 14 11-3-0 189 310 61.0 2759 29 9.4 17 5.5 92 8.9 8.3 14.6 197.1 98.3 0 2 18
1963 28 KAN QB 16 14 13 5-7-1 190 352 54.0 2389 26 7.4 19 5.4 82 6.8 5.8 12.6 170.6 77.5 1 0 12
1964* 29 KAN QB 16 14 14 7-7-0 199 354 56.2 2879 30 8.5 18 5.1 72 8.1 7.5 14.5 205.6 89.9 1 1 13
1965 30 KAN QB 16 14 12 6-4-2 163 305 53.4 2262 21 6.9 14 4.6 67 7.4 6.7 13.9 161.6 81.3 1 1 10
1966*+ 31 KAN QB 16 14 14 11-2-1 159 284 56.0 2527 26 9.2 10 3.5 89 8.9 9.1 15.9 180.5 101.7 1 1 16
1967* 32 KAN QB 16 14 14 9-5-0 206 357 57.7 2651 24 6.7 17 4.8 71 7.4 6.6 12.9 189.4 83.7 0 1 15
1968* 33 KAN QB 16 14 13 11-2-0 131 224 58.5 2109 17 7.6 9 4.0 92 9.4 9.1 16.1 150.6 98.6 2 2 13
1969* 34 KAN QB 16 9 7 5-2-0 98 166 59.0 1323 9 5.4 13 7.8 55 8.0 5.5 13.5 147.0 69.9 13 89 6.89 4.63 7.3 1 2 5
1970 35 KAN QB 16 14 12 5-5-2 141 262 53.8 1876 13 5.0 14 5.3 61 7.2 5.7 13.3 134.0 71.0 34 277 5.40 4.15 11.5 1 0 9
1971* 36 KAN QB 16 14 13 9-3-1 167 301 55.5 2504 15 5.0 13 4.3 82 8.3 7.4 15.0 178.9 81.6 30 303 6.65 5.79 9.1 3 3 12
1972 37 KAN QB 16 14 12 7-5-0 175 305 57.4 1835 13 4.3 12 3.9 44 6.0 5.1 10.5 131.1 72.8 28 255 4.74 3.90 8.4 2 2 8
1973 38 KAN qb 16 8 6 3-2-1 66 101 65.3 725 2 2.0 5 5.0 48 7.2 5.3 11.0 90.6 72.4 14 104 5.40 3.79 12.2 2 1 3
1974 39 KAN QB 16 14 8 3-5-0 138 235 58.7 1573 7 3.0 13 5.5 84 6.7 4.8 11.4 112.4 65.8 25 199 5.28 3.57 9.6 0 1 6
1975 40 KAN qb 16 12 5 1-4-0 93 140 66.4 1095 5 3.6 4 2.9 51 7.8 7.3 11.8 91.3 90.0 23 196 5.52 5.02 14.1 0 1 4
Career 211 159 94-57-8 2136 3741 57.1 28711 239 6.4 183 4.9 92 7.7 6.8 13.4 136.1 82.6 167 1423 6.98 6.10 4.3 15 18 144
14 yrs KAN-DTX 183 157 93-56-8 2115 3696 57.2 28507 237 6.4 178 4.8 92 7.7 6.8 13.5 155.8 83.2 167 1423 5.67 4.45 10.0 15 18 144
3 yrs PIT 19 1 0-1-0 6 17 35.3 96 1 5.9 2 11.8 32 5.6 1.5 16.0 5.1 35.0 0 0
2 yrs CLE 9 1 1-0-0 15 28 53.6 108 1 3.6 3 10.7 23 3.9 -0.3 7.2 12.0 35.1 0

Playoffs Passing

Year Age Tm Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
1962 ❍ 27 DTX QB 1 1 1-0 9 14 64.3 88 1 7.1 0 0.0 28 6.3 7.7 9.8 88.0 105.7 6.29 7.71 0.0 0 1
1966*+ 31 KAN QB 2 2 1-1 32 51 62.7 438 3 5.9 1 2.0 45 8.6 8.9 13.7 219.0 101.6 8.59 8.88 0.0
1968* 33 KAN QB 1 1 0-1 17 36 47.2 253 0 0.0 4 11.1 55 7.0 2.0 14.9 253.0 31.1 7.03 2.03 0.0
1969 ❍ 34 KAN QB 3 3 3-0 31 61 50.8 472 2 3.3 1 1.6 61 7.7 7.7 15.2 157.3 80.8 7.74 7.66 0.0 0 1
1971* 36 KAN QB 1 1 0-1 18 26 69.2 246 1 3.8 2 7.7 63 9.5 6.8 13.7 246.0 80.0 9.46 6.77 0.0
Career 8 8 5-3 107 188 56.9 1497 7 3.7 8 4.3 63 8.0 6.8 14.0 187.1 77.4 0 0 7.96 6.79 0.0 0 2

Advanced Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Att Y/A+ NY/A+ AY/A+ ANY/A+ Cmp%+ TD%+ Int%+ Sack%+ Rate+
1962*+ 27 DTX QB 16 14 14 11-3-0 310 129 128 140 132 108 134
1963 28 KAN QB 16 14 13 5-7-1 352 96 107 117 120 110 115
1964* 29 KAN QB 16 14 14 7-7-0 354 121 129 128 133 111 133
1965 30 KAN QB 16 14 12 6-4-2 305 109 115 120 117 112 119
1966*+ 31 KAN QB 16 14 14 11-2-1 284 131 138 127 138 129 138
1967* 32 KAN QB 16 14 14 9-5-0 357 107 111 128 115 110 118
1968* 33 KAN QB 16 14 13 11-2-0 224 134 136 133 126 123 137
1969* 34 KAN QB 16 9 7 5-2-0 166 113 119 102 105 136 106 73 103 106
1970 35 KAN QB 16 14 12 5-5-2 262 107 97 105 100 107 105 100 80 105
1971* 36 KAN QB 16 14 13 9-3-1 301 128 118 124 118 112 107 110 94 118
1972 37 KAN QB 16 14 12 7-5-0 305 88 88 100 99 117 100 114 98 109
1973 38 KAN qb 16 8 6 3-2-1 101 111 100 103 97 141 80 103 80 108
1974 39 KAN QB 16 14 8 3-5-0 235 102 99 98 96 121 90 97 93 101
1975 40 KAN qb 16 12 5 1-4-0 140 118 102 120 110 139 95 122 68 124
Career 211 159 94-57-8 3741 113 103 116 104 125 115 110 90 120

Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1957 22 PIT qb 16 3 1 3 31 0 27 10.3 10.3 1.0 31 0 1
1958 23 PIT 16 4 2 -1 0 1 -0.5 -0.3 0.5 -1 0 0
1959 24 PIT 16 12 4 20 0 10 5.0 1.7 0.3 20 0 1
1960 25 CLE 18 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0 0 1
1961 26 CLE qb 18 7 1 1 -10 0 -10 -10.0 -1.4 0.1 -10 0 0
1962*+ 27 DTX QB 16 14 14 38 252 3 22 6.6 18.0 2.7 252 3 11
1963 28 KAN QB 16 14 13 37 272 2 43 7.4 19.4 2.6 272 2 4
1964* 29 KAN QB 16 14 14 40 89 2 18 2.2 6.4 2.9 89 2 15
1965 30 KAN QB 16 14 12 43 142 2 40 3.3 10.1 3.1 142 2 7
1966*+ 31 KAN QB 16 14 14 24 167 0 18 7.0 11.9 1.7 167 0 5
1967* 32 KAN QB 16 14 14 20 68 0 24 3.4 4.9 1.4 68 0 6
1968* 33 KAN QB 16 14 13 20 40 0 22 2.0 2.9 1.4 40 0 4
1969* 34 KAN QB 16 9 7 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.3 0.1 3 0 0
1970 35 KAN QB 16 14 12 11 46 0 21 4.2 3.3 0.8 46 0 5
1971* 36 KAN QB 16 14 13 12 24 0 8 2.0 1.7 0.9 24 0 8
1972 37 KAN QB 16 14 12 15 75 0 20 5.0 5.4 1.1 75 0 2
1973 38 KAN qb 16 8 6 6 40 0 13 6.7 5.0 0.8 40 0 4
1974 39 KAN QB 16 14 8 11 28 0 10 2.5 2.0 0.8 28 0 6
1975 40 KAN qb 16 12 5 5 7 0 9 1.4 0.6 0.4 7 0 4
Career 211 159 294 1293 9 43 4.4 6.1 1.4 1293 9 84
14 yrs DTX-KAN 183 157 283 1253 9 43 4.4 6.8 1.5 1253 9 81
3 yrs PIT 19 1 9 50 0 27 5.6 2.6 0.5 50 0 2
2 yrs CLE 9 1 2 -10 0 0 -5.0 -1.1 0.2 -10 0 1

Playoffs Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1962 ❍ 27 DTX QB 1 1 5 26 0 11 5.2 26.0 5.0 26 0 0
1966*+ 31 KAN QB 2 2 8 52 0 20 6.5 26.0 4.0 52 0 1
1968* 33 KAN QB 1 1 2 9 0 9 4.5 9.0 2.0 9 0 0
1969 ❍ 34 KAN QB 2 2 6 16 0 11 2.7 8.0 3.0 16 0 1
Career 8 8 21 103 0 20 4.9 12.9 2.6 103 0 2

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
1957 22 PIT qb 16 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
1959 24 PIT 16 12 0 1 0 0 0
1960 25 CLE 18 2 0 1 1 0 0
1962*+ 27 DTX QB 16 14 14 0 11 0 0 0
1963 28 KAN QB 16 14 13 0 4 0 0 0
1964* 29 KAN QB 16 14 14 0 15 0 0 0
1965 30 KAN QB 16 14 12 0 7 0 0 0
1966*+ 31 KAN QB 16 14 14 0 5 0 0 0
1967* 32 KAN QB 16 14 14 0 6 4 -6 0
1968* 33 KAN QB 16 14 13 0 4 3 0 0
1970 35 KAN QB 16 14 12 0 5 0 0 0
1971* 36 KAN QB 16 14 13 0 8 3 -14 0
1972 37 KAN QB 16 14 12 0 2 1 0 0
1973 38 KAN qb 16 8 6 0 4 0 -1 0
1974 39 KAN QB 16 14 8 0 6 2 -2 0
1975 40 KAN qb 16 12 5 0 4 1 0 0
Career 211 159 0 84 15 -23 0
14 yrs KAN-DTX 183 157 0 81 14 -23 0
3 yrs PIT 19 1 0 2 0 0 0
2 yrs CLE 9 1 0 1 1 0 0

Kicking & Punting

Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
1957 22 PIT qb 16 3 1 1 0.0% 2 0.0%
Career 211 159 1 0.0% 2 0.0%
14 yrs DTX-KAN 183 157
3 yrs PIT 19 1 1 0.0% 2 0.0%
2 yrs CLE 9 1

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1962*+ 27 DTX QB 16 14 14 3 3 18
1963 28 KAN QB 16 14 13 2 2 12
1964* 29 KAN QB 16 14 14 2 2 12
1965 30 KAN QB 16 14 12 2 2 12
Career 211 159 9 9 54
14 yrs KAN-DTX 183 157 9 9 54
3 yrs PIT 19 1 0
2 yrs CLE 9 1 0

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1970 35 14 QB 104 18
1971 36 14 QB 137 39 9 31
1972 37 14 QB 109 16
1973 38 8 QB 31 34
1974 39 14 QB 68 26
1975 40 12 QB 57 26
506 39