Mike Ditka Overview

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Born: October 18, 1939

A former tight end for the National Football League's Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, Mike Ditka was head coach of the Bears from 1982 to 1992. His first year in pro football, Ditka showed outstanding talent and was named Rookie of the Year. Born in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, he excelled in basketball, baseball and football during his high school years and played college football at the University of Pittsburgh from 1958 to 1960 before being drafted as a first round pick.... See All

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