Dan Dierdorf played in the NFL for 13 seasons as an offensive tackle for the St. Louis Cardinals. And based on his stellar career, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996. It’s a prestigious honor for anyone – but made a little extra special for Dierdorf, who was born in Canton, Ohio , which happens to be the home of the Pro football Hall of Fame.
Since retiring after the 1983 season, Dierdorf has tried his hand in the analyst game, he and Boomer actually worked together on Monday night Football back in the day.
These days, Dierdorf can be heard analyzing NFL games on CBS, as a matter of fact you can hear him flex his pipes this Sunday when the Tennessee Titans visit the Pittsburgh Steelers, so when he joined Boomer & Craig shortly after 9 a.m., they began talking about that very game before moving on to some of the other important match-ups around the league for Week 5. Specifically, the Seahawks-Giants game and the highly anticipated Jets-Pats match-up.
As they were saying goodbye, Dierdorf spoke about his relationship with the late Walter Payton, whose name has been brought up recently after the release of Jeff Pearlman’s (who joined the guys in the Allstate Studio yesterday) definitive biography on the great running back titled, ‘Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton‘…