Chiefs coaches, former players attend Len Dawson’s funeral

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The Kansas City Chiefs organization had strong attendance during Len Dawson’s public memorial service on Friday.

According to Fox 4’s Harold R. Kuntz, Andy Reid and the majority of the Chiefs coaching staff were present to say goodbye to the Hall of Fame quarterback and broadcaster. Dawson, 87, died on Aug. 24.

The franchise has celebrated his life and legacy in a number ways, including wearing decals on their helmets and an in-game tribute with a choir huddle. The memorial service allowed those to recall their fondest memories of Dawson and share with the world what made him so special.

Here are just a few of those who spoke at the memorial:

  • Chiefs CEO and Chairman Clark Hunt

  • Chiefs HOF linebacker Bobby Bell

  • Chiefs Radio Network broadcasters Kevin Harlan and Dan Israel

  • KMBC-TV’s John Crumley

  • U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II

According to Kuntz, former Chiefs teammates Bell, Willie Lanier, Jan Stenerud, Ed Budde and Mike Garrett were pallbearers for Dawson. Garrett, who scored on the iconic “65 Toss Power Trap” play in Super Bowl IV, spoke to Kuntz after the service.

“The city is better because of Len Dawson,” Garrett said. “We’re blessed — a blessed city and blessed to have Len Dawson.”

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