Mike Ditka's Career Capsule
Full Name: Michael Keller Ditka
Birthdate: October 18, 1939
Birthplace: Carnegie, PA
High School: Aliquippa (PA)
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: January 30, 1988
Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: July 30, 1988
Presenter: Ed O'Bradovich, former Chicago Bears teammate
Other Members of Class of 1988: Fred Biletnikoff, Jack Ham, Alan Page
Pro Career: 12 seasons, 158 games
Drafted: 1st round (5th player overall) in 1961 by Chicago Bears. Also drafted in 1st round of the 1961 AFL Draft by the Houston Oilers.
Transactions: April 26, 1967 -- Ditka traded from Chicago Bears to Philadelphia Eagles for QB Jack Concannon and undisclosed draft pick (that was never exchanged). Jan. 27, 1969 -- Ditka trade from Philadelphia Eagles to Dallas Cowboys in exchange for end David McDaniels.
Uniform Number: 89. (He wore No. 89 with Bears, Eagles, and Cowboys but also wore #98 briefly with the Eagles).