12

seasons

427

receptions

5,812

yards

43

TDs

5

Pro Bowls
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"Thereโ€™s more to winning than just wanting to. You have to prove yourself every Sunday. Just throwing your helmet on the filed doesnโ€™t scare anyone. Thereโ€™s no more empty feeling in the world than losing.โ€

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(Pittsburgh)...6'3'', 228...Michael Keller Ditka ... Consensus All-American, 1960 ...  Bears' No. 1 pick, 1961 ... First tight end elected to Hall ... Fast, rugged, outstanding blocker, great competitor ... Big-play star of Bears' 1963 title team ... Scored final touchdown in Cowboys' Super Bowl VI win ... Rookie of the Year, 1961 ... All-NFL four years, in five straight Pro Bowls ... Career record: 427 receptions, 5,812 yards, 43 TDs ... Born October 18, 1939, in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.