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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Success isn't permanent, and failure isn't fatal.

If you are determined enough and willing to pay the price, you can get it done.

If God had wanted man to play soccer, He wouldn't have given us arms.

The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves.

Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.

We have a strange and wonderful relationship - he's strange and I'm wonderful.

Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy.

I'm not a mean player. You'll notice I never pick on a player who has a number above 30.