Len Dawson died Wednesday. He was 87.

Len Dawson died Wednesday. He was 87.

He entered hospice care on Aug. 12.

Len Dawson got the nickname "Lenny the Cool" by helping the Kansas City Chiefs to their first Super Bowl.

He was named to six AFL All-Star teams and one Pro Bowl squad.

He earned AFL Player of the Year honors for the 1962 season.

Dawson was recognized as the 1973 NFL Man of the Year.

He retired from professional football on May 1, 1976.

Dawson joined NBC and served as a color analyst on NFL games until 1982.

He then joined the Chiefs Radio Network as a color commentator in 1984.

Len Dawson gives a speech during his 1987 NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio.

Dawson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012 after receiving the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award.

Dawson was honored with the Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football at the 44th Annual NFL 101 Awards.