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).



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