Sports Commentator Dan Dierdorf

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on February 25, 2001

My dad says CBS sports commentator Dan Dierdorf was a great football player. Can you tell me something about his career?
—Matt B., Pennsylvania

Dan Dierdorf, 51, a game analyst for The NFL on CBS, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996. During his 12-year career with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1971-83, he was named All-Pro six times. He also was selected as the NFL's top offensive lineman three times and was voted to the NFL Team of the Decade for the 1970s. In college, he was a two-time All-Big Ten tackle at the University of Michigan, where he was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame. He also was named to seven All-American teams as a senior.