Recapping Mike Ditka’s Hall of Fame Career for the Chicago Bears

May 24, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It doesn't get more Chicago Bears than Mike Ditka. 
The fiery, dedicated and passionate player-turned-coach will forever embody one of the NFL's most storied franchises, one steeped in tradition that dates back to the league's inception in 1920. 
As a tight end, Ditka was a powerful and deceptively fast player who excelled as a blocker but truly made his mark as a receiver. 
He was named to five Pro Bowls and made two All-Pro appearances while averaging 52.6 receptions, 750.5 yards and 5.6 touchdowns during his six-year stint with the Bears from 1961 to 1965. 
The rugged 6'3'' University of Pittsburgh product was one of the most productive tight ends in the league during his time in Chicago:
Name Catches Receiving Yards Touchdowns Mike Ditka 284 4,125 32 Pete Retzlaff 254 4,293  33 He also enjoyed a successful 11-year career as head coach in Chicago that was highlighted by an historic victory in Super Bowl XX, which improved his...

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