Right tackle: Dan Dierdorf (1971-83)

Right tackle: Dan Dierdorf (1971-83)

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Dan Dierdorf

Coach Jim Hanifan and tackle Dan Dierdorf (72) share a laugh Sunday (Dec. 19, 1983) in Dierdorf's last game as a St. Louis football Cardinal. St. Louis Post-Dispatch/File Photo.

Smart and physical, he never made a mental error and was an "unbelievable" drive blocker according to former coach Jim Hanifan (next to Dierdorf, above). Long before he became an accomplished broadcaster, Dierdorf made six Pro Bowls and the NFL's all-decade team of the 1970s. He entered the Hall of Fame in his hometown of Canton, Ohio, in 1996.

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