Len Dawson was already inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987 for his incredible NFL career as the long-time quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs among other teams. However he recently learned he will be inducted once again, this time as a broadcaster, for his work as one of the forerunners of NFL media breaking down weekly highlights on HBO.
"A lot of it had to do with being a pioneer with ‘Inside the NFL' on HBO," said Dawson, a host on the popular show from its infancy in 1977 to 2001. "I was on that show for 24 years . . . that's a long run. And that was the only place you get the highlights from all the games. Now, you get them on Sunday night at 7 o'clock. The fact that I had the opportunity to work in various areas - local television, local radio, national television - I'm very blessed."
Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf are the only two NFL figures in the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio for both their playing career and their broadcasting career as well. Dawson now joins that group with this year's class as the winner of the 2012 Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.