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Dan Dierdorf

 
 
Dan Dierdorf Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
1. Dan Dierdorf Marker
Inscription.

Born June 29, 1949 in Canton, Ohio
to John and Evelyn Dierdorf
Married to Debbie Grzywacz on November 2, 1979
Father to Dan, Kristen, Dana and Katherine

Played at the University of Michigan where he was named to seven All-American Teams his Senior Year
Named Michigan Amateur Athlete of the Year in 1970
An Offensive Tackle, was voted All-Pro five times and played in six Pro Bowls in 13 years with
the St. Louis Cardinals
Voted Top Offensive Lineman in the NFL
three consecutive years
Anchored by Dierdorf, the Cardinals Offensive Line allowed the fewest QB Sacks in the NFL three times
and the NFC five times
Named to NFL Team of the Decade for the 1970s
A 40 plus year career in the NFL including over two dozen years as a network broadcaster; 15 with CBS Sports
Spent 12 years in the Broadcast Booth as Expert Commentator for ABCs Monday Night Football
Inducted into the University of Michigan Hall of Fame in 1996
Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996
Inducted in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 1999
Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000
Serves on the Board of Governors at Cardinal Glennon Childrens Hospital
where the Emergency Room is named for him

Recognized as a
Missouri
Dan Dierdorf Marker and Bust image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
2. Dan Dierdorf Marker and Bust
Sports Legend
November 2010

 
Erected 2010 by Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
 
Location. 37° 7.237′ N, 93° 13.004′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is on Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3861 East Stan Musial Drive, Springfield MO 65809, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Osborne Earl "Ozzie" Smith (here, next to this marker); John Kadlec (here, next to this marker); Garvin "Gary" Filbert (here, next to this marker); "The Boy and The Man" (a few steps from this marker); Robert L. "Bob" Pettit Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog (a few steps from this marker); Louis Clark Brock (a few steps from this marker); Russell William "Rusty" Wallace (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dan Dierdorf at Pro Football Hall of Fame. (Submitted on March 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Dan Dierdorf Pro Football Statistics. (Submitted on March 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Dan Dierdorf to retire from broadcasting after the 2013 season
Bust of Dan Dierdorf image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
3. Bust of Dan Dierdorf
. (Submitted on March 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Dan Dierdorf U of M Photo, 1970. (Submitted on March 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. (Submitted on March 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Sports
 
Dan Dierdorf Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
4. Dan Dierdorf Monument
Second monument on left side of walk
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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