Len Dawson's Career Highlights

 

 

All-AFL: 1962 (AP, UPI, OL) • 1966 (AP, UPI, OL, NEA, NY)

 

 

All-AFL Second Team: 1964 (AP, UPI, OL, NEA, NY) • 1965 (NEA ) • 1968 (AP, UPI)

All-AFC Second Team: 1971 (UPI)

(7) – 1963, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970*, 1972

* Did not play

(at time of his retirement following 1975 season)

• [1st] Most Fumbles, Game – 7 (vs. San Diego, Nov. 15, 1964)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Seasons Leading League, Touchdown Passes – 4 (1962-63, 1965-66)
• [2nd] Most Seasons Leading League, Passing – 4 (1962, 1964, 1966, 1968)
• [2nd] Highest Passing Completion Percentage, Career – 57.10
• [2nd] Highest Passing Completion Percentage, Season – 66.43 (1975)
• [Tied for 2nd] Fewest Passing Interceptions, Season – 4 (1975)
• [3rd] Most Seasons – 19
• [3rd] Most Fumbles, Career – 84
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Consecutive Passes Completed – 15 (vs. Houston, Dec. 20, 1964)
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Fumbles, Season – 15 (1964)
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Fumbles Recovered, Career – 32
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Own Fumbles Recovered, Career – 32

Super Bowl Records

• [1st] Highest Passing Completion Percentage, Career – 63.6
• [2nd] Most Passing Completions, Career – 28
• [2nd] Most Pass Yards Gained, Career – 353

AFC/AFL Championship Records

• [1st] Highest Passing Completion Percentage, Career – 58.2
• [1st] Highest Passing Completion Percentage, Game – 66.7 (vs. Buffalo, 1966)
• [1st] Fewest Passing Interceptions, Career (50 attempts) – 0

AFC Divisional Playoff Records

• [Tied for 1st] Most Passes Intercepted, Career – 6

Chiefs' records held by Dawson
(Records through the 1975 season, Dawson's final season with Kansas City)

• [1st] Most Seasons – 14
• [1st] Most Total Yards Offense, Game – 448 (435 passing, 13 rushing – vs. Denver, Nov. 1, 1964)
• [1st] Most Total Yards Offense, Season – 448 (2759 passing, 252 rushing – 1962)
• [1st] Most Seasons Leading League, Passing – 4 (1962, 1964, 1966, 1968)
• [1st] Most Passing Attempts, Career – 3,696
• [1st] Most Passing Attempts, Season – 379 (1961)
• [1st] Most Passing Attempts, Game – 46 (vs. Buffalo ,Oct. 13, 1963)
• [1st] Most Passing Completions, Career – 2,115
• [1st] Most Passing Completions, Season – 206 (1967)
• [1st] Most Passing Completions, Game – 26 (vs. San Diego, Nov. 10, 1974)
• [1st] Most Consecutive Passes Completed – 15 (vs. Houston, Dec. 20, 1964)
• [1st] Highest Passing Completion Percentage, Career – 57.10
• [1st] Most Passing Yards, Career – 28,507
• [1st] Most Passing Yards, Season – 2,879 (1964)
• [1st] Most Passing Yards, Game – 435 (vs. Denver, Nov. 1, 1964)
• [1st] Most Passing Touchdowns, Career – 237
• [1st] Most Passing Touchdowns, Season – 30 (1964)
• [1st] Most Passing Touchdowns, Game – 6 (vs. Denver, Nov. 1, 1964)
• [1st] Most Seasons Leading League, Touchdown Passes – 4 (1962-63, 1965-66)
• [1st] Most Passing Interceptions, Career – 178
• [Tied for 1st] Most Passing Interceptions, Game – 5 (vs. Oakland, Nov. 23, 1969)

 

League Statistical Championships
Passing Titles: 1962, 1964, 1968

AFC Statistical Championships
Passing Titles: 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968
Passing Touchdown Leader: 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966

Team Statistical Championships
Passing Titles: 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975

• Super Bowl IV MVP
• 1969 AFL All-Star Game, Outstanding Offensive Player
• 1973 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year

Year Team W L T Division Finish
1957 Pittsburgh Steelers 6 6 0 (3rd)
1958 Pittsburgh Steelers 7 4 1 (3rd)
1959 Pittsburgh Steelers 6 5 1 (4th)
1960 Cleveland Browns 8 3 1 (2nd)
1961 Cleveland Browns 8 5 1 (3rd)
1962 Dallas Texans 11 3 0 (1st)
1963 Kansas City Chiefs 5 7 2 (3rd)
1964 Kansas City Chiefs 7 7 0 (2nd)
1965 Kansas City Chiefs 7 5 2 (1st)
1966 Kansas City Chiefs 11 2 1 (1st)
1967 Kansas City Chiefs 9 5 0 (2nd)
1968 Kansas City Chiefs 12 2 0 (2nd)
1969 Kansas City Chiefs 11 3 0 (2nd)
1970 Kansas City Chiefs 7 5 2 (2nd)
1971 Kansas City Chiefs 10 3 1 (1st)
1972 Kansas City Chiefs 8 6 0 (2nd)
1973 Kansas City Chiefs 7 5 2 (2nd)
1974 Kansas City Chiefs 5 9 0 (3rd)
1975 Kansas City Chiefs 5 9 0 (3rd)

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