Mike Ditka

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Mike Ditka
Mike Ditka.jpg
Mike Ditka in the press booth during a National Football League pre-season game between the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears.
No. 89
Tight End / Head Coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1939-10-18) October 18, 1939 (age 79)
Carnegie, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: Pittsburgh
NFL Draft: 1961 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Debuted in 1961
Last played in 1972
Career history

As Player

As Head Coach

Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 427
Receiving Yards 5,812
Touchdowns 43
Stats at NFL.com
Pro Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame

Michael Keller Ditka, Jr. (born October 18, 1939, in Carnegie, Pennsylvania), is a former NFL player, television commentator, and coach. Ditka coached the Chicago Bears for 11 years and New Orleans Saints for 3 years. Ditka and Tom Flores are the only two people to win Super Bowls as a player, an assistant coach and a head coach. Ditka was the only person to take part in the last two Chicago Bears' championships, as a player in 1963 and as head coach in 1985.

On November 23, 2018, Ditka was hospitalized in Naples, Florida after suffering a heart attack while playing golf.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mike Ditka, former NFL coach, treated for heart attack, reports say". Fox News. November 24, 2018.

Other websites[change | change source]