12

seasons

427

receptions

5,812

yards

43

TDs

5

Pro Bowls
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"There’s more to winning than just wanting to. You have to prove yourself every Sunday. Just throwing your helmet on the filed doesn’t scare anyone. There’s no more empty feeling in the world than losing.”

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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.