Len Dawson to get Rozelle award

Updated: June 28, 2012, 3:43 PM ET
Associated Press

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.


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