|Born: June 29, 1949 |
|NFL Draft: 1971 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Career Highlights and Awards|
|Pro Football Hall of Fame|
|College Football Hall of Fame|
Daniel Lee Dierdorf (born June 29, 1949) is a former American football player and current television sportscaster. In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time In American and Canadian football, offensive tackles ( OT, T) are a part of the Offensive line. In team Sports the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the Number Events 512 - A Solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland. Year 1949 ( MCMXLIX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Canton is a city in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Stark County. In an organised Sports league, a season is the portion of one Year in which regulated Games of the sport are in session The 1971 NFL season was the 52nd Regular season of the National Football League. The 1983 NFL season was the 64th Regular season of the National Football League. The NFL Draft is an annual Sports draft in which NFL teams select newly-eligible players for their rosters The 1971 National Football League Draft was held on January 28–29 1971 This is a List of Athletic Conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA The University of Michigan Ann Arbor ( U of M, U-M, UM or simply Michigan) is a top-ranked Coeducational public research The Arizona Cardinals are a professional American football team based in Glendale Arizona, just outside of Phoenix. The 1971 NFL season was the 52nd Regular season of the National Football League. The 1983 NFL season was the 64th Regular season of the National Football League. Fumblespng|300px|right|thumb|The rate of fumbles by running backs in the NFL has decreased steadily since the AFL-NFL merger. In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the All-star game of the National Football League (NFL The 1975 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 20, 1975 at the Orange Bowl in Miami Florida. The 1976 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 26, 1976 at Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans Louisiana. The 1977 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 17, 1977 at Kingdome in Seattle Washington. The 1978 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 23, 1978 at Tampa Stadium in Tampa Bay Florida. The 1979 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 29, 1979 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles California. The 1981 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 1, 1981 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu Hawaii. All-Pro is a term mostly used in the NFL for the best players of each position during that season This is a list of all NFL players who have had outstanding performances throughout the 1970s and have been compiled onto this fantasy group Events 512 - A Solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland. Year 1949 ( MCMXLIX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic A sportscaster, (also sports announcer, sport commentator or sport presenter) is a type of Journalist on Radio and/or Television He played 13 NFL seasons and worked for ABC's Monday Night Football and CBS as a color commentator since his retirement. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. Monday Night Football ( MNF) is a Live television broadcast of the National Football League. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. A color commentator, sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the Broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the Play-by-play
Born in Canton, Ohio, Dierdorf played football at Glenwood High School in Canton (now GlenOak High School), then the University of Michigan before being drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2nd round of the 1971 NFL Draft. Canton is a city in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Stark County. The School Plain Local recently finished construction of the new GlenOak Community Campus a high school with a public library situated within the building The University of Michigan Ann Arbor ( U of M, U-M, UM or simply Michigan) is a top-ranked Coeducational public research The Arizona Cardinals are a professional American football team based in Glendale Arizona, just outside of Phoenix. The 1971 National Football League Draft was held on January 28–29 1971
At Michigan, Dierdorf was consensus All-American in 1970 and assisted the team to a 25-6 record in his 3 years as a starter. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Wolverines were Big Ten Champions in 1969. Dierdorf made all-conference in 1969 and 1970 He was chosen for the East-West Shrine Game and Hula Bowl and for the 1971 College All-Star Game. The East-West Shrine Game is an annual post-season College football all-star game played each January since 1925 The Hula Bowl is an independently administered post-season invitational College football game held each year in Hawaii, currently at Aloha Stadium In 2000, Dierdorf was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend Indiana, USA is a hall of fame and museum devoted to College football.
Dierdorf began his career as a guard and left tackle before settling in as a starter at right tackle in 1974. Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. In 1982 he moved to center and was the starter in that season and became a back-up in his final year, 1983.
Dierdorf was named to the Pro Bowl 6 times from 1974-'78 & 1980. In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the All-star game of the National Football League (NFL Dierdorf was named All-Pro for 4 consecutive seasons beginning in 1975 when the Pro Football Writers Association voted him All-Pro. Technically known as the Pro Football Writers of America this organization purports to be "The official voice of pro football writers promoting and fighting From 1976-78 Dan was a consensus All-Pro and in 1980 the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA) named him All-Pro. United Media is a large editorial column and Comic strip Newspaper syndication service based in the United States, owned by The E In addition, Dan was a consensus 2nd team All-Pro in 1974.
He was named NFLPA NFC Offensive Lineman of the year by his peers in 1976, 77, and 78. Template talkInfobox Union for usage -->The National Football League Players Association, or NFLPA, is the In 1996 he received The Ultimate Honor when he was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the Hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL
The 1975 Cardinals offensive line, consisting of Deirdorf, Conrad Dobler, Bob Young, Tom Banks, and Roger Finnie, allowed a total of only 8 sacks, a then-NFL record. Conrad Francis Dobler (born October 22, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired American football Offensive lineman Thomas Banks, Tom Banks, or Tommy Banks may refer to Thomas Banks (1735-1805 English sculptor Tom Banks (Physicist Dierdorf did not give up a sack for the entire 1976 and 1977 seasons. His streak ended in the first game of the 1978 season when Chicago Bears left defensive end Tommy Hart nabbed 2 sacks against Dierdorf. The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago, Illinois. Dan had not given up a sack since the 1975 NFC Divisional playoff game when Jack Youngblood sacked Jim Hart. Herbert Jackson Youngblood III (born January 26, 1950 in Jacksonville Florida) is a former American football Defensive end who played James Warren Hart (born April 29, 1944 in Evanston, Illinois) is a former American football Quarterback in the National
After his retirement, Dierdorf transitioned to the broadcast booth. He called Cardinals games on radio for KMOX in 1984 before moving to CBS television for two seasons. KMOX (1120 AM, "News/Talk 1120" is an Radio station broadcasting from St The 1984 NFL season was the 65th Regular season of the National Football League. The NFL on CBS is the brand name of the CBS television network's coverage of the National Football League 's American Football Conference
In 1987, he was added to the Monday Night Football team. The 1987 NFL season was the 68th Regular season of the National Football League. Monday Night Football ( MNF) is a Live television broadcast of the National Football League. He was named as ABC's blow-by-blow boxing commentator in 1989, beginning with Meldrick Taylor's first defense of his championship. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. Artistic Gymnastics World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Men's all-around champion Igor Korobchinsky, USSR Meldrick Taylor (born October 19, 1966 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania) is a former Olympic gold medalist and world Boxing champion in two Dierdorf stayed at ABC for twelve seasons before a shake up after the 1998 season. The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. . He was immediately rehired by CBS to broadcast NFL games for the network, which had just re-acquired the rights to NFL (AFC) broadcasts, and was immediately given the color position on CBS' #2 broadcast team. As of 2006, Dierdorf is a color commentator with play-by-play announcer Greg Gumbel. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. A color commentator, sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the Broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the Play-by-play Play-by-play, in Broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a Sporting event with a Voiceover describing the details of the action Greg Gumbel (born May 3, 1946) is an American Television Sportscaster. The 2006 season marked Dierdorf's first season with Gumbel on CBS after working in 1999 with Verne Lundquist and from 2000-2005 with Dick Enberg. The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United Verne Lundquist (born July 17, 1940) is an American Sportscaster, currently employed by CBS Sports television Richard Alan "Dick" Enberg (born January 9, 1935) is an American Sportscaster.
Dierdorf continues to live in St. Louis and has his own star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. The St Louis Walk of Fame honors well-known people from St Louis Missouri who made contributions to Culture of the United States. He is the co-proprietor, along with former Cardinals quarterback Jim Hart of Dierdorf and Hart's, a St. Quarterback ( QB) is a position in American and Canadian football. James Warren Hart (born April 29, 1944 in Evanston, Illinois) is a former American football Quarterback in the National Louis steakhouse. Dan Dierdorf also is one of the investors of KTRS radio in St. Louis.
Dierdorf is mentioned in George Carlin's Back in Town album. George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12 1937 – June 22 2008 was an American stand-up comedian, often considered one of the best of all time Back in Town is George Carlin 's ninth HBO special It was also released on CD on September 17, 1996. In his discussion on capital punishment, Carlin proposes crucifixions during halftime of Monday Night Football and then asks, "Wouldn't you like to hear Dan Dierdorf explain why the nails have to go in at a certain angle?"
Dierdorf is mentioned in the song "Chain Hang Low (Remix). Rapper Lil' Wayne says "my diamonds big like Dan Dierdorf"