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Dan Dierdorf

Offensive Tackle

Daniel Lee Dierdorf

Inducted 2000

Date of Birth



Canton, OH


University of Michigan (1968-1970)


Dan Dierdorf came out of Canton, Ohio, and starred three years as offensive tackle for Michigan under Bo Schembechler. He stood six feet, four inches in height, weighed 250, showed great strength and speed, and was a devastating blocker. His blocking helped the Wolverines maintain one of the nation's finest running games. They were 18-3 in Big Ten games and 25-6 overall in his time. They were Big Ten co-Champions in 1969. Dierdorf made all-conference twice and consensus All-America in 1970. In 1969, he was a second-team All-America selection. He was chosen for the East-West Shrine Game and Hula Bowl and for the 1971 College All-Star Game. Dierdorf played 13 years with the St. Louis Cardinals in the NFL 1971-1983. He was all-pro five times, was named the league's best offensive lineman 1976-77-78. Dan was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996. He joined CBS TV and became a star again as a broadcaster.


Height 6'4

Weight 250

Career Highlights

  • 1970 All-Conference
  • 1970 Consensus All-America
  • 1969 All-Conference
  • 1969 Second Team All-America
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