Mike Ditka Net Worth


How much is Mike Ditka worth?

Net Worth:$45 Million
Profession:Professional Football Player
Date of Birth:October 18, 1939
Country:United States of America
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About Mike Ditka

Michael Keller Ditka (born Michael Dyczko on October 18, 1939) is an American former football player, coach, and television commentator. A member of both the College (1986) and the Pro (1988) Football Halls of Fame, he was UPI NFL Rookie of Year in 1961, a five-time Pro Bowl selection, and a six-time All-Pro tight end with the National Football League’s Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys.

He won an NFL championship with the Bears in 1963 and three Super Bowl titles, having played for the Cowboys in Super Bowl VI, coached the Cowboys to victory in Super Bowl XII, and led the Bears to victory in Super Bowl XX. He was a member of the 75th and 100th Anniversary All-Time Teams for the NFL.

American former football player, coach, and television commentator Mike Ditka has an estimated net worth of $45 million dollars, as of 2023. As a coach for the Bears for 11 years Ditka was twice both the AP and UPI NFL Coach of Year (1985 and 1988). He also coached the New Orleans Saints for three years.

On October 18, 1939, in the Pennsylvania town of Carnegie, near Pittsburgh, Ditka was born as Michael Dyczko. He grew up with his siblings Ashton, David, and Mary Ann in the nearby town of Aliquippa as the oldest child of Charlotte (Keller) and Mike Ditka Sr. His father, a welder, came from a Polish and Ukrainian family in the coal-mining and steel-making region of Western Pennsylvania. He was one of three brothers.

Initially known as the Lingerie Football League, the X League is a women’s tackle football league that Ditka acquired ownership of in 2020.

He has said that the origin of his nick moniker “Iron Mike” which refers to the steel town in Pennsylvania where he was born and reared, is this.

  • Born: October 18, 1939 – Carnegie, Pennsylvania
  • Drafted: Mike Ditka was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 1961 NFL Draft with the fifth overall pick.
  • Years Played: 1961-72
  • Position Played: Tight End
  • Played For: Chicago Bears (1961-66), Philadelphia (1967-68), Dallas (1969-72)
  • Alma Mater: University of Pittsburgh
  • Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: 1988
  • Nickname: Da Coach, Iron Mike, The Hammer

Ditka excelled not only on the football field at the University of Pittsburgh, but also as a forward on the basketball team, an outfielder on the baseball team, and the intramural wrestling team’s champion.

Mike Ditka Quotes:

“Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy.”

“Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.”

“If you’re not in the parade, you watch the parade. That’s life.”

“You’re never a loser until you quit trying.”

“Success isn’t permanent, and failure isn’t fatal”

Coaching Record: 121-95 (regular season), 6-6 (playoffs)

Coaching Highlights:
Coached the 1985 Chicago Bears to a Super Bowl XX championship.

Best Season: As a player, Mike Ditka’s best statistical season came in 1961, his rookie season, when he caught 56 passes for 1076 yards and 12 touchdowns. His career high in recptions came in 1964 when he pulled in 75 passes.

College Highlights:

  • Named Concensus All-America (1960)
  • • Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame (1986)
  • • Pittsburgh Retired Jersey No. 89 (1997)

NFL Career Totals:
In 12 NFL seasons, Ditka recorded 427 receptions for 5,812 yards and 43 touchdowns.

NFL Highlights:

  • Named Rookie of the Year (1961)
  • • Named NFL All-Pro Four Times (1961-64)
  • • Selected to Play in Five Straight Pro Bowls (1961-65)
  • • Member of 75th Anniversary NFL Team
  • • First Tight End Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame (1988)

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