Today is the birthday of former Bears head coach and player Mike Ditka. He is 70 years old on this day.
Ditka is the only individual to participate in the last two Chicago Bears’ championships, as a player in 1963 and as head coach in 1985.
Ditka is a five time Pro Bowler. He has over 400 receptions, for over 5,000 yards and 43 touchdowns in 11 seasons with the Bears, Eagles and Cowboys.
Ditka coached the Bears from 1982-1992 and in that time he won 106 games and lossed 62 games.
He now has his own restaurants and is a sports analyst on ESPN.
He is a legend in football history and obviously Chicago Bears history.
Happy Birthday Coach Ditka.