Mike Ditka
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"Michael Keller Ditka" is a former American football player, coach, and television commentator. A member of both the College Football Hall of Fame/College Football and Pro Football Hall of Fames, he was the 1961 UPI NFL-NFC Rookie of the Year/UPI NFL Rookie of Year, a five-time Pro Bowl selection and five-time All-Pro tight end with the Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, and Dallas Cowboys. Sure-handed and tenacious running with the ball, he led the transformation of the position into today's modern offensive threat.

He was an NFL champion with the 1963 Bears, and is a three-time Super Bowl champion, playing on the Cowboy's Super Bowl VI/VI and coaching on the Super Bowl XII/XII winning teams and coaching the Bears to victory in Super Bowl XX. He was named to both the NFL's 50th and National Football League 75th Anniversary All-Time Team/75th Anniversary All-Time Teams.

As a coach for the Bears for 11 years he was twice both the NFL Coach of the Year Award#AP NFL Coach of the Year/AP and NFL Coach of the Year Award#UPI NFL Coach of the Year/UPI NFL Coach of Year (1985, 1988). He also coached the New Orleans Saints for 3 years.

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