Len Dawson to get Rozelle award
CANTON, Ohio -- Pro Football Hall of Famer Len Dawson is being honored again in Canton as this year's recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award.
The former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback has served as a color commentator for the team's radio network since 1982. He was an analyst for NBC from 1976-82. Dawson also hosted HBO's "Inside the NFL" from 1977-2001.
He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1987.
The Rozelle Award recognizes "long-time exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football."
Dawson will receive the award Aug. 3 during the inductees' gold jacket dinner.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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