父亲: Michael Ditka Sr., steel mill worker and railroad union organizer
母亲: 夏洛特 (凯勒) Ditka
Marriages: 戴安娜 (Trantham) Ditka (七月 8, 1977-当下); Margery Dougherty (一月 28, 1961-九月 21, 1973, divorced)
小孩儿: with Margery Dougherty: Michael III, 标记, Megan and Matthew
教育: Attended the University of Pittsburgh, 1958-1960
Surname was changed from Dyczko to Ditka when he was young.
由于全球 Covid-19 大流行的影响 “铁迈克,” “Da Coach” 和 “The Hammer.”
Five-time Pro Bowl
播放器 (1961-1965 季节).
NFL tight end with the Chicago Bears (1961-1966 季节), the Philadelphia Eagles (1967-1968 季节) and the Dallas Cowboys (1969-1972 季节).
NFL head coach of the Chicago Bears (1982-1992 季节) and the New Orleans Saints (1997-1999 季节).
One of only two coaches to win the 超级碗 as a player
(1971 季节), 助理教练 (1977 季节) 和总教练 (1985 季节). Tom Flores is the other
Was part-owner of the Arena Football team, the Chicago Rush.
Owner of the restaurant chain Ditka’s.
President of the nonprofit Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund
, which assists retired NFL players medically and financially
1961 – Selected first round, fifth overall by the Chicago Bears in the NFL Draft; and also selected first round, eighth overall by the Houston Oilers in the AFL Draft. (当时, the AFL and NFL had separate drafts). Ditka signs with the Bears for $ 12,000 plus a $ 6,000 bonus.
十二月 1961 – Named NFL Rookie of the Year.
十二月 29, 1963 – Ditka and the Chicago Bears defeat the New York Giants in the NFL championship game, 14-10.
四月 26, 1967 – Traded to the Philadelphia Eagles.
一月 27, 1969 – Traded to the Dallas Cowboys.
一月 16, 1972 – Catches a 7-yard touchdown pass in the Dallas Cowboys’ victory over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI, 24-3.
1973 – Retires as a player and becomes an assistant coach with the Dallas Cowboys.
一月 15, 1978 – Assistant coach when the Dallas Cowboys defeat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XII, 27-10.
1982-一月 5, 1993 – Head coach of the Chicago Bears, until he is fired following a 5-11 季节.
十月 14, 1985 – Arrested near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. He is later convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol, 被罚款 $ 300 and ordered to attend alcohol abuse classes.
一月 26, 1986 – Coaches the Chicago Bears to a 46-10 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX.
七月 30, 1988 – First tight end inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
十一月 1988 – Suffers a minor heart attack.
1989 – Founds the Mike Ditka Foundation, which raises money for pediatric AIDS research and Misericordia, a Chicago-based organization supporting individuals with developmental disabilities.
1993 – Becomes an NFL studio analyst with NBC.
1997-2000 – Head coach of the New Orleans Saints until he is fired in January 2000.
2000 – Becomes an NFL studio analyst with CBS.
2004-当下 – Football analyst with ESPN.
2011 – Invests in the Elite Football League of India, originally comprised of eight teams from India
, Pakistan and Sri Lanka playing American-style football
可能 24, 2013 – The Chicago Bears announce the upcoming retirement of Ditka’s number
89, and that it will be the last number they retire
. 的 ceremony takes place on December 9, 2013, during halftime at their game against the Dallas Cowboys
十月 9, 2017 – During a radio interview, regarding NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem to protest racial injustice
, Ditka says
, “There has been no oppression in the last 100 years that I know of. Now maybe I’m not watching it as carefully as other people
. I think the opportunity is there for everybody
— 种族, 宗教, 信条, 颜色, nationality
. If you want to work
, if you want to try
, if you want to put effort in
, I think you can accomplish anything.
” He apologizes the next day in a statement, clarifying
, “I have absolutely seen oppression in society in the last
100 years and I am completely intolerant of any discrimination
. The interview was about the NFL and the related issues.
十一月 24, 2018 – Ditka’s agent Steve Mandell tells ESPN that Ditka is recovering after suffering a mild heart attack earlier in the week
, and that doctors inserted a pacemaker