Dan Dierdorf Biography
Dan Dierdorf is an American sportscaster who used to be an offensive lineman in football. He is a co-owner of KTRS in St. Louis.
How old is Dan Dierdorf? – Age
He was born as Daniel Lee Dierdorf on 29 June 1949 in Canton, Ohio, United States. He is 73 years as of 2022.
Where did Dan Dierdorf go to school? – Education
Glenwood High School in Canton was Dierdorf’s alma mater. He was a football player in high school, as well as a discus and shot throw competitor. Dierdorf, a little-known talent from Canton, Ohio, applied to a number of Midwestern schools in the hopes of earning a football scholarship, but Notre Dame and Michigan State declined. Ohio State coach Woody Hayes spoke at Dierdorf’s high school graduation, but he didn’t think Dierdorf was talented enough to play for the Buckeyes.
Coach Bump Elliott of the Michigan Wolverines recruited Dierdorf, and he enrolled at Michigan in 1967. He was a member of both the offense and defense of Michigan’s all-freshman football team in 1967. As a freshman, he competed against Dave Porter, the NCAA heavyweight wrestling champion.
Dan Dierdorf – Family
John and Evelyn Dierdorf raised him. He grew up near the Pro Football Hall of Fame and recalls seeing the museum take shape as a boy. His father worked for the Hoover Vacuum Company in North Canton for most of his life.
Debbie Dierdorf is his spouse. Dana Dierdorf (born 1981) and Katherine Dierdorf (born 1986) are the couple’s two adult children. Kristen Dierdorf, Jr., Dana Dierdorf, and Kelly Dierdorf are the other three children he has.
Dan Dierdorf Height
He is 6 feet 3 inches tall (1.91 m).
What is Dierdorf’s Salary?
His salary is annually estimated to be $5 million.
Dierdorf’s Net Worth
His net worth is predicted to be $17 Million.
Dan Dierdorf Career
In 1968, when Michigan won the Big Ten Conference and was ranked No. 9 in the final Associated Press poll, Dierdorf started nine of Michigan’s ten games as a right offensive tackle. As a sophomore, he was a key blocker for Ron Johnson, who set an NCAA record with 347 rushing yards and a Big Ten record with five rushing touchdowns. With a height of 6 feet 4 inches and a weight of 255 pounds, he was the team’s powerful tackle. He was named to the 1969 All-Big Ten Conference football team as a first-team player by both the Associated Press (AP) and United Press International.
Dierdorf was named to the 1970 College Football All-America Team unanimously as a first-team selection.
As a senior, he started nine games at right tackle and one at left tackle for Michigan’s 9–1 squad in 1970. Coach Schembechler praised him as “as good as any tackle in the country” during a press conference in 1970.
The St. Louis Cardinals selected Dierdorf in the second round of the NFL Draft in 1971. In 1971, he started six of the 12 games he appeared in as a rookie. He started every game for the Cardinals as a right tackle during a three-year span from 1974 to 1976. The Cardinals’ offensive line led the league in sacks allowing for three years in the mid-1970s. Dierdorf made the Pro Bowl five times in a row from 1974 to 1978.
He won the NFLPA/Coca-Cola Offensive Lineman of the Year Award three years in a row (1976–78) as the NFC’s choice. He tore ligaments in his left knee in 1979 and missed the rest of the season. In 1980, he was chosen to the first-team All-NFL team by the New England Athletic Association. After the Cardinals started the season with a 1–5 record, he announced his retirement at the end of the season.