Dan Dierdorf

Dan Dierdorf, a native of Canton, Ohio, is retiring from broadcasting when this NFL season ends.  The 64 year old former NFL offensive tackle played 13 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals.  Before this, he was an all-American at the University of Michigan.  During his 13 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals he was named all-pro several times.  Dan is a member of both the collegiate and pro Hall of Fames.  Since his retirement in 1984 from the Cardinals, he has been in some aspect of broadcasting.  He has worked for both ABC and CBS during this time.  He is best known for his non-intrusive style of color commentary.  Next to Dick Vitale, he is almost silent in the booth.  However, when Dan opens his mouth it is incisive and helpful to the ordinary listener.  He has worked with such known personalities as Greg Gumbel, Dick Enberg, and Al Michaels.  Like many of his colleagues, Dan wants to spend time with his kids and grandkids.  Good luck in retirement to one of the true nice guys of football.