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2015 NFL countdown: 72 days left and Cardinals uniform No. 72

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The countdown continues.

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With 72 days remaining until the Arizona Cardinals kick off their 2015 regular season, we look at some players who have worn No. 72.

Who is the current seven two? That would be defensive lineman Ed Stinson, the team's fifth round pick a season ago. Stinson showed some promise, although there wasn't much in terms of production. In 10 games, he had nine tackles. He missed six games at the end of the season with a toe injury and ended on injured reserve.

Before Stinson, it has been passing player to passing player --  no one of real consequence.

A player back at the beginning of the Arizona days was Rod Saddler. He was drafted in 1987 in the fourth round, when the team was in St. Louis. He was a starter from 1988-1990, collecting 12.5 sacks in his four seasons with the team.

But No. 72 should be remembered for one player -- Hall of Famer Dan Dierdorf. He played 13 years, all with St. Louis from 1971-83. He started at left tackle, right tackle and even center one season. Between 1974-80, he made the Pro Bowl every season except for 1979, when he only played two games. He was a first team All-Pro 1976-1978.

In the end, a Hall of Fame career. He is a member of the Cardinals Ring of Honor.

I only remember him for his work on TV.

Do you have any memories of Dierdorf or other players who have worn 72?

A full list of the players since 1950 is here.

Vote for your favorite 72.