A Pro Football Hall of Famer who is the longest-tenured NFL analyst in television has announced his retirement. CBS Sports reports that Dan Dierdorf, 64, will step away from the game after the current season.
“After a 13-year career as an offensive lineman with the St. Louis Cardinals, Dierdorf stepped into the booth and has been there for the last 30 years,” the story reports.
It adds, “Dierdorf was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996 and is the recipient of the 2008 HOF Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award for excellence in broadcasting. Dierdorf, John Madden, Frank Gifford and Len Dawson are the only Hall of Fame members to also receive the Rozelle award.”
Dierdorf, who started his broadcasting career in 1984, said he was “blessed” to spend his life dedicated to football.
“It has become a challenge for me to travel to a different NFL city every week, so it’s time to step aside. This has been a wonderful ride as I really have lived the dream,” he said.