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American football player, coach and television commentator

Mike Ditka is ...

Born 18 Oct 1939 in Carnegie
Age81 years
Height1.91m (6 ft, 3 in)
Mike Ditka
Mike Ditka
Sailors from amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7) were welcomed by legendary football coach Mike Ditka in the press booth during a National Football League pre-season game between the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, OH. The Sailors are in their ship's namesake town for Cleveland Navy Week. Twenty-six such Navy Weeks are planned this year in cities throughout the U.S., arranged by the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) to increase awareness of the Navy in areas. The mission of NAVCO is to enhance the Navy's brand image in areas with limited exposure to the Navy.

About Mike Ditka

Michael Keller Ditka (born Michael Dyczko on October 18, 1939) is an American former football player, coach, and television commentator. A member of both the College (1986) and the Pro (1988) Football Halls of Fame, he was UPI NFL Rookie of Year in 1961, a five-time Pro Bowl selection, and a five-time All-Pro tight end with the National Football League's Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. He was an NFL champion with the 1963 Bears, and is a three-time Super Bowl champion, playing on the Cowboys Super Bowl VI team as well as winning as an assistant coach for the Cowboys in Super Bowl XII, and coaching the Bears to victory in Super Bowl XX. He was named to the NFL's 50th, 75th and 100th Anniversary All-Time Teams. As a coach for the Bears for 11 years he was twice both the AP and UPI NFL Coach of Year (1985 and 1988). He also coached the New Orleans Saints for three years. Ditka and Tom Flores are the only people to win an NFL title as a player, an assistant coach, and a head coach. Ditka, Flores, Gary Kubiak, and Doug Pederson are also the only people in modern NFL history to win a championship as head coach of a team he played for previously. Ditka is the only person to participate in both of the last two Chicago Bears' league championships, as a player in 1963 and as head coach in 1985. He is known by the nickname "Iron Mike", which he has said comes from his being born and raised in a steel town in Pennsylvania.

He is also known as Michael Ditka, Michael Keller Ditka, Michael Dyczko and Iron Mike.


Mike Ditka has worked on the following films: