Dierdorf To Make Hall For Broadcasting Career
July 9, 2008 at 5:08 AM (PT)
DAN DIERDORF will be honored by the PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME for a second time.
The Hall said MONDAY that DIERDORF will be the 2008 recipient of the PETE ROZELLE Radio-Television Award, which is given annually for "longtime exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football."
OHIO.COM writes that DIERDORF, a 1996 Hall inductee for his outstanding play in 13 season with the ST. LOUIS CARDINALS, began his broadcasting career in 1984. He served as color analyst for KMOX radio's coverage of the CARDINALS and announced NFL games for the CBS RADIO NETWORK before moving to one of the game's biggest stages.
In 1987, he began working as an analyst for ABC's MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, staying in that role for more than a decade. He returned to CBS in 1999 and continues to serve as an analyst on NFL games for that network.
DIERDORF will receive the ROZELLE award AUGUST 1st during the Enshrinees Dinner in CANTON.