He scored a touchdown reception to help the Dallas Cowboys win Super Bowl VI.
He owns a restaurant in Chicago called Iron Mike's Grille.
He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988.
The UPI named him NFL Coach of the year in 1985 and 1988.
He was drafted in the first round of the 1961 NFL Entry Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, the fifth pick overall.
He was named to the University of Pittsburgh's All-Time Team.
He is one of the owners of the Chicago Rush in the Arena Football League.
Accolade released the game "Mike Ditka's Ultimate Football" in 1991.
In 1988, he became the first tight-end ever inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
He is one of only two people to have won the Super Bowl as both a player and a coach.
The AP named him NFL Coach of the year in 1985 and 1988.
He was admitted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1986.
He played tight end and punter for the University of Pittsburgh.
The UPI named him NFL Rookie of the Year in 1961.
In 1999 "The Sporting News" ranked him at #90 on their list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.
Ditka: (about leading the 1985 Bears to a Super Bowl title) All I can say is the the New England Patriots were lucky to leave the stadium with their accents intact!
Ditka: Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.
Ditka: You're never a loser until you quit trying.
Ditka: Attack always.
Ditka: If you're not in the parade, you watch the parade. That's life.
Ditka: Effort without talent is a depressing situation....but talent without effort is a tragedy.