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November 20, 2013

Dierdorf to retire from broadcasting after season

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Dierdorf was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996, and in 2008, he was recognized with the hall’s Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award. Frank Gifford, John Madden and Len Dawson are the only others to receive both honors.

Dierdorf spent 12 years on ABC’s “Monday Night Football” before rejoining CBS in 1999.

His most memorable moment is the 1994 Monday night game between John Elway’s Denver Broncos and Joe Montana’s Kansas City Chiefs, when Montana led a last-minute comeback in his final season.

But January’s AFC divisional round playoff game, when the Ravens stunned the Broncos in two overtimes after tying the score on a 70-yard touchdown pass in the final minute of regulation, came close.

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