He was a three-sport athlete at Pitt, playing baseball (outfielder) and basketball (forward).  He also was an intramural wrestling champion. He started on the football team all three seasons, leading the team in receiving in each, while also serving as a linebacker, defensive end, and punter.
Mike Ditka, (born October 18, 1939, Carnegie, Pennsylvania, U.S.), American gridiron football player and head coach. In the 1960s and early ’70s he proved himself one of professional football’s greatest tight ends, using his talent for catching passes to revolutionize his position.
Ditka became the first person to win a Super Bowl as a player, an assistant coach and as a head coach. After hanging up his cleats in 1972, Ditka immediately joined Landry's staff as a special...
Mike Ditka, the No. 1 draft pick of the Chicago Bears in 1961, introduced a new dimension to the tight end position that once was viewed primarily as an assignment for a tough, talented blocker. Ditka proved to be a superior blocker, but he also became one of the first tight ends to catch a large number of passes.
13.6. Career. Overview Stats Game Log Splits Bio. Mike Ditka played 12 seasons for the Cowboys, Bears and Eagles. He had 427 catches for 5,812 yards and scored 45 touchdowns. He was selected to play in 5 Pro Bowls, and won 2 championships. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1988.
Mike Ditka. Michael Keller Ditka, Jr. (born October 18, 1939, in Carnegie, Pennsylvania ), is a former NFL player, television commentator, and coach. Ditka coached the Chicago Bears for 11 years and New Orleans Saints for 3 years. Ditka and Tom Flores are the only two people to win Super Bowls as a player, an assistant coach and a head coach.
Iron Mike • Michael Keller Ditka: Born: October 18, 1939 (age 84) • Pennsylvania: Awards And Honors: Super Bowl • Pro Football Hall of Fame (1988) • Pro Football Hall of Fame (inducted 1988) • 1 NFL championship • 1 Super Bowl championship • 2 All-Pro selections • 5 Pro Bowl selections: Education: University of Pittsburgh ...