Michigan football Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee No. 4: Dan Dierdorf (1996)
Dan Dierdorf is one of the most famous Michigan football alums. Part of that has to do with his stellar NFL career, but he also had a lengthy career as a broadcaster too.
However, Dierdorf was a consequential player in Michigan football history. He was part of the 1969 team that pulled the famous upset of Ohio State. He was also a six-time Pro Bowl selection.
Dierdorf had five different seasons in which he earned All-Pro honors. One of the most impressive things about his career was that he spent seasons starting at center, tackle, and guard.
Dierdord was super versatile. He was also extremely physical. Funny enough, Dierdorf was born in Canton, Ohio, the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, so it’s fitting that he wound up as a hall-of-famer representing Michigan football.