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Mike Ditka

Michael Keller Ditka

Position: TE
Height: 6-3    Weight: 228 lbs.

Born: October 18, 1939 in Carnegie, PA
High School: Aliquippa
College: Pittsburgh   (school history)    (Ditka college stats)
Drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 1st round (5th overall) of the 1961 NFL Draft.
Drafted by the Houston Oilers in the 1st round (8th overall) of the 1961 AFL Draft.
5-time Pro Bowler & 2-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1988

Playing Record

Coaching Results

Challenges
Year Age Tm Lg G W L T W-L% G plyf W plyf L plyf W-L% Rank Num Won Notes
1982 43 Chicago Bears NFL 9 3 6 0 .333 5
1983 44 Chicago Bears NFL 16 8 8 0 .500 3
1984 45 Chicago Bears NFL 16 10 6 0 .625 2 1 1 .500 1
1985 46 Chicago Bears NFL 16 15 1 0 .938 3 3 0 1.000 1 Super Bowl Champions
1986 47 Chicago Bears NFL 16 14 2 0 .875 1 0 1 .000 1
1987 48 Chicago Bears NFL 15 11 4 0 .733 1 0 1 .000 1
1988 49 Chicago Bears NFL 16 12 4 0 .750 2 1 1 .500 1
1989 50 Chicago Bears NFL 16 6 10 0 .375 4
1990 51 Chicago Bears NFL 16 11 5 0 .688 2 1 1 .500 1
1991 52 Chicago Bears NFL 16 11 5 0 .688 1 0 1 .000 2
1992 53 Chicago Bears NFL 16 5 11 0 .313 4
1997 58 New Orleans Saints NFL 16 6 10 0 .375 4
1998 59 New Orleans Saints NFL 16 6 10 0 .375 3
1999 60 New Orleans Saints NFL 16 3 13 0 .188 5 4 1
14 yrs 216 121 95 0 .560 12 6 6 .500 2.6 4 1
11 yrs CHI 168 106 62 0 .631 12 6 6 .500 2.2
3 yrs NOR 48 15 33 0 .313 0 0 0 4.0 4 1

Games over .500: 26
Super Bowl Wins: 1
Overall Championships: 1
Conference Championships: 1
Division Championships: 6

Team's Ranks

Team Ranks in various categories, Lower ALWAYS indicates better performance.
Overall Offense Rushing Off Passing Off Defense Rushing Def Passing Def
Year Tm Tms WL% T/G Pts± Yds± Yds Pts GvA Att Yds TD Y/A FL Att Yds TD Int NY/A Yds Pts TkA Att Yds TD Y/A FR Att Yds TD Int nY/A
1982 CHI 28 21 13 22 25 26 22 8 15 18 21 19 5 22 23 16 9 23 16 13 20 11 5 1 7 22 21 21 21 10 17
1983 CHI 28 13 12 12 5 6 20 8 5 1 20 2 7 23 17 16 11 10 8 5 15 9 11 22 15 13 10 12 1 19 10
1984 CHI 28 7 10 9 1 7 16 6 1 1 1 4 14 27 26 24 4 13 1 3 16 1 1 2 5 17 2 2 1 10 3
1985 CHI 28 1 1 1 1 7 2 4 1 1 1 5 9 26 20 22 6 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 5 18 3 3 1 2
1986 CHI 28 1 14 1 1 7 13 26 1 1 3 3 26 27 20 28 22 9 1 1 3 3 2 1 2 14 15 2 1 2 1
1987 CHI 28 3 27 6 4 12 9 27 13 13 12 12 23 14 12 11 25 17 2 4 28 3 1 1 1 24 24 7 17 25 1
1988 CHI 28 1 12 4 3 11 18 15 4 3 3 9 25 22 20 23 5 8 2 1 12 1 1 1 2 26 25 9 10 3 2
1989 CHI 28 21 19 16 19 10 10 25 7 2 2 4 19 19 19 12 23 14 25 20 8 10 15 27 23 21 23 24 14 4 20
1990 CHI 28 6 3 10 9 13 10 6 1 2 1 5 10 23 28 24 6 24 6 9 1 6 7 8 14 15 16 10 9 1 6
1991 CHI 28 5 19 11 7 11 14 17 6 9 4 15 18 16 13 14 15 14 4 9 17 5 10 10 18 18 16 8 18 14 5
1992 CHI 28 21 19 18 13 8 16 15 16 10 8 6 5 15 14 14 24 14 17 22 22 22 21 18 19 7 4 15 16 23 20
1997 NOR 30 22 30 25 27 30 30 30 25 27 22 26 30 27 27 29 30 24 4 16 9 24 14 10 4 7 14 6 15 13 4
1998 NOR 30 20 16 19 30 28 21 21 30 30 29 27 19 11 18 18 24 24 26 21 10 15 16 19 8 15 19 30 21 4 28
1999 NOR 31 30 19 29 24 19 29 28 11 18 20 21 5 11 19 26 30 21 20 28 9 16 20 23 23 7 5 21 30 12 29
14 yrs %tile 61 50 58 62 55 46 45 70 70 67 65 50 32 34 34 45 49 71 66 60 72 73 68 67 50 50 61 60 68 67
11 yrs CHI 71 55 68 75 65 55 53 81 84 79 76 51 28 35 37 55 55 77 75 57 80 79 74 67 44 47 67 68 67 75
3 yrs NOR 24 32 23 14 18 15 17 30 21 25 22 43 49 33 23 11 27 48 32 73 43 48 46 65 71 61 41 31 72 37

Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
1982 43 NFL Chicago Bears Head Coach
1983 44 NFL Chicago Bears Head Coach
1984 45 NFL Chicago Bears Head Coach
1985 46 NFL Chicago Bears Head Coach
1986 47 NFL Chicago Bears Head Coach
1987 48 NFL Chicago Bears Head Coach
1988 49 NFL Chicago Bears Head Coach
1989 50 NFL Chicago Bears Head Coach
1990 51 NFL Chicago Bears Head Coach
1991 52 NFL Chicago Bears Head Coach
1992 53 NFL Chicago Bears Head Coach
1997 58 NFL New Orleans Saints Head Coach
1998 59 NFL New Orleans Saints Head Coach
1999 60 NFL New Orleans Saints Head Coach

Challenges

Date Down ToGo Location Detail
1999-09-12 2 11 2-11 NOR 35 O Billy Joe Hobert sacked by Micheal Barrow for 0 yards. Billy Joe Hobert fumbles (forced by Micheal Barrow), recovered by Willie Roaf at NOR-28.
NOR challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Billy Joe Hobert pass incomplete (defended by Micheal Barrow)
1999-10-03 3 1 3-1 CHI 12 U Aaron Craver right guard for no gain (tackle by Ricardo McDonald). Aaron Craver fumbles (forced by Ricardo McDonald), recovered by Tom Carter at CHI-11 and returned for 21 yards (tackle by Kendall Gammon).
NOR challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
1999-10-17 3 20 3-20 50 U Billy Joe Tolliver pass incomplete intended for Scott Slutzker (defended by Donald Mitchell).
NOR challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
1999-11-21 2 6 2-6 NOR 26 U Billy Joe Hobert pass incomplete intended for Lawrence Dawsey is intercepted by Fernando Bryant at NOR-29.
NOR challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
1999Challenges: 4 Overturned: 1 Upheld: 3
TotalChallenges: 4 Overturned: 1 Upheld: 3