Color Commentator on NFL on CBS
6/29/1949, Canton, Ohio
Dan Dierdorf returned to CBS Sports in 1999 as a game analyst for the CBS Television Network's of the NFL on CBS after having served as an analyst for ABC Sports' Monday Night Football. Dierdorf, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996, will team Dick Enberg for the fifth consecutive year.
The former NFL All-Pro tackle had been play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports' NFL broadcasts in 1985 before switching to color analysis in 1986. He is a three-time Emmy Award nominiee (1987, 1988, 1989) as Outstanding Sports Analyst.
Dierdorf was blow-by-blow announcer for ABC Sports' coverage of boxing for nine years. His extensive broadcast experience also includes serving as sportscaster for KMOX Radio in St. Louis in a variety of capacities for 16 years.
During a 12-year career with the St. Louis Cardinals (1971-83), Dierdorf was named All-Pro five times, was selected as the NFL's top offensive lineman three times and was voted to the NFL Team of the Decade for the 1970s.
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 and named to seven All-American teams as a senior. This year, he was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the State of Missouri Hall of Fame in 1999.
Dierdorf has served for 15 years on the Board of Trustees of St Louis' Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, which includes an Emergency and Trauma Center named in his honor, and for 20 years on the Board of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's St. Louis Chapter.
He and his wife, Debbie, now live in St. Louis and are the parents of four children.moreless
Daniel Lee Dierdorf