Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson, who guided the Kansas City Chiefs to their first Super Bowl victory, passed away at age 87.

On Wednesday, his family and the Kansas City Chiefs confirmed the passing of Len Dawson, the hall-of-fame quarterback who helped the Chiefs win their first Super Bowl. He was 87.

the Dawson family told CNN affiliate KMBC in a statement. He was an excellent father, husband, brother, and friend.

Len was constantly appreciative of the various connections he made throughout his football and broadcasting professions and was frequently overcome by them.

In Super Bowl IV in 1970, Dawson led the Chiefs to an unexpected 23-7 victory over the widely fancied Minnesota Vikings. He finished the game 12-17 for 142 yards and earned the title of Most Valuable Player.

The 1957 Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick from Alliance, Ohio, had a 19-year career with the Steelers, Cleveland Browns, and Dallas Texans, who eventually changed their name to the Chiefs. During that time, he threw for 28,711 yards and 239 touchdowns.

The Kansas City Chiefs and Len Dawson go hand in hand, according to Clark Hunt, chairman and CEO of the team.

While still playing quarterback for the Chiefs in 1966, Dawson began his broadcasting career for a small radio and television station in Kansas City.