Dierdorf was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000. The Canton, Ohio,Bill Lee Jersey
, native was honored in his hometown in 2008 with the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award. Frank Gifford, John Madden and Len Dawson are the only others to receive both honors.
Dierdorf was elected to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2001 and Brandstatter was inducted this year.