George Diederich

George Diederich
First Team All-American
Associated Press, the nation's coaches, Look Magazine, and the FWAA

Known to his teammates as “LuLu,” Deiderich was a two-way line standout for the Commodores, culminating a Vanderbilt career by earning First Team All-America honors by Associated Press, the nation’s coaches, Look Magazine, and the Football Writers Association of America.

He was also named First Team All-SEC in 1957 and 1958.


1958 All-American guard George Deiderich, 1956-1958 Vanderbilt football

Deiderich played both offensive and defensive guard, though he specialized as a defensive lineman.

Deiderich was also an outstanding track athlete, setting a then-Vanderbilt record in the 120-yard high hurdles.

After his senior season, Deiderich represented the Commodores at the Senior Bowl. Drafted in the 23th round of the NFL Draft by the Rams, Deiderich decided to take his football talents north of the border. He played two season for the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes.