Mike Ditka

Mike Ditka

Full Name: Michael Keller Ditka
Birth Date:
October 18, 1939
Birth Place:
Carnegie, Pennsylvania
Education:
University of Pittsburgh
Occupation:
Football Player, Coach, Commentator
Spouse (s):
Marge Ditka, Diana Ditka
Height:
6 feet 2 inches
Net Worth:
$30 Million
Religion:
Not Known
Zodiac Sign:
Libra

Mike Ditka is a popular former American football player, television commentator, and coach. He comes from a humble background and would use these humbling experiences as a motivator at Bears legend. Ditka was an NFL champion with the 1963 Bears and three times Super Bowl Champion. He is an only player in the NFL history who wins a tournament as a player and head coach of the same team. Ditka played a role as a commentator in ESPN Live.

Mike Ditka Early Life:

Mike Ditka was born on October 18, 1939, in Carnegie, Pennsylvania to Mike Ditka Sr. and Charlotte Ditka. He is the oldest of the four siblings born to his parents.  Ditka was brought up in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania and passionate about sporting world from early childhood, he played every sport he could.

He attended at Titus School and Aliquippa High School and looked for a scholarship eventually got the scholarship from Notre Dame, Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh. But he finally decided to play for the University of Pittsburgh from 1958 to 1960. He was considered as one of the best tight-ends during his college days.

Mike Ditka Career:

Mike Ditka was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 1961 NFL Draft and hit big with 58 receptions. In the team, he introduced a new angle of the tight end position and continued to play for the next five years. Two years later in 196, he entered the NFL championship team.  In 1972, he retired from professional football and joined the Dallas Cowboys as an assistant coach.  Then he recruited by the Chicago Bears in 1982 as the head coach. He also started working as a commentator on NBC and later ESPN.

Personal Life:

Mike Ditka tied a knot with Marge Ditka in 1961; together they have four children named Matt Ditka, Mark Ditka, Megan Ditka and Mike Ditka III. After twelve years together they divorced in 1973. Later he married Diana Ditka in 1977.  He was arrested near O’Hare International Airport while returning from a game against the San Francisco 49ers and found guilty of DWI.

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