Fast Facts

  • Selected in the second round of the 1971 NFL draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • Played 1971 to' 83 in St. Louis.
  • Five-time First Team All Pro, and six-time Pro Bowler.
  • Began calling football games for the Cardinals and Missouri Tigers on KMOX radio in 1984.
  • Worked for CBS for two years before joining ABC's Monday Night Football in 1987, where he stayed until 1998.
  • Rejoined CBS in 1999 after the network reacquired the rights to NFL football.
  • Has also worked as a boxing commentator, and as a correspondent for ABC at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.
  • Enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1996), the Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor (1996) and the College Football Hall of Fame (2000). Also has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame (2002).
  • Won the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award in 2008.


  • Kelly Dierdorf — Daughter
  • Debbie Dierdorf — Wife
  • Katherine Dierdorf — Daughter


  • Attended University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


  • Birth Name: Daniel Lee Dierdorf
  • Birth Place: Canton, OH
  • Profession: NFL Hall of Famer, NFL analyst

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