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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.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 56 (1078th overall since 1950)
5-time Pro Bowler & 2-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1988, finalist in 1981

Coaching Record

89 98 89 89

Other SR Links: College Football at Sports-Reference.com


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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 16, 2014 1:25PM
All-Time Rank: #111. Yale Lary… #112. John Elway… #113. Joe Schmidt… #114. MIKE DITKA… #115. Emlen Tunnell… #116. Andre Johnson… #117. Reggie Wayne… 

Receiving & Rushing

Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
1961* 22 CHI TE 89 14 56 1076 19.2 12 76 4.0 76.9 1076 12 2 13
1962* 23 CHI TE 89 14 14 58 904 15.6 5 69 4.1 64.6 904 5 4 9
1963*+ 24 CHI TE 89 14 14 59 794 13.5 8 63 4.2 56.7 794 8 0 10
1964*+ 25 CHI TE 89 14 14 75 897 12.0 5 34 5.4 64.1 897 5 2 10
1965* 26 CHI TE 89 14 14 36 454 12.6 2 44 2.6 32.4 454 2 1 6
1966 27 CHI TE 89 14 14 32 378 11.8 2 30 2.3 27.0 378 2 0 4
1967 28 PHI TE 98 9 26 274 10.5 2 25 2.9 30.4 274 2 0 3
1968 29 PHI 89 11 6 13 111 8.5 2 18 1.2 10.1 111 2 0 1
1969 30 DAL te 89 12 4 17 268 15.8 3 51 1.4 22.3 268 3 0 3
1970 31 DAL 89 14 0 8 98 12.3 0 26 0.6 7.0 98 0 0 1
1971 32 DAL te 89 14 4 30 360 12.0 1 29 2.1 25.7 2 2 0 11 1.0 0.1 0.1 362 1 0 5
1972 33 DAL TE 89 14 14 17 198 11.6 1 26 1.2 14.1 198 1 0 2
Career 158 98 427 5812 13.6 43 76 2.7 36.8 2 2 0 11 1.0 0.0 0.0 5814 43 9 67
6 yrs CHI 84 70 316 4503 14.3 34 76 3.8 53.6 4503 34 9 52
4 yrs DAL 54 22 72 924 12.8 5 51 1.3 17.1 2 2 0 11 1.0 0.0 0.0 926 5 0 11
2 yrs PHI 20 6 39 385 9.9 4 25 2.0 19.3 385 4 0 4

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1961* 22 CHI TE 89 14 0 2 0 0 0
1962* 23 CHI TE 89 14 14 0 4 3 0 1
1964*+ 25 CHI TE 89 14 14 0 2 1 0 1
1965* 26 CHI TE 89 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
1968 29 PHI 89 11 6 0 0 1 0 0
1969 30 DAL te 89 12 4 0 0 1 0 0
1971 32 DAL te 89 14 4 0 0 1 0 0
Career 158 98 0 9 8 0 2
6 yrs CHI 84 70 0 9 5 0 2
4 yrs DAL 54 22 0 0 2 0 0
2 yrs PHI 20 6 0 0 1 0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1971 32 DAL te 89 14 4 3 30 0 29 10.0 392
Career 158 98 3 30 0 29 10.0 5844
6 yrs CHI 84 70 4503
4 yrs DAL 54 22 3 30 0 29 10.0 956
2 yrs PHI 20 6 385

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1961* 22 CHI TE 89 14 12 12 72
1962* 23 CHI TE 89 14 14 5 1 6 36
1963*+ 24 CHI TE 89 14 14 8 8 48
1964*+ 25 CHI TE 89 14 14 5 1 6 36
1965* 26 CHI TE 89 14 14 2 2 12
1966 27 CHI TE 89 14 14 2 2 12
1967 28 PHI TE 98 9 2 2 12
1968 29 PHI 89 11 6 2 2 12
1969 30 DAL te 89 12 4 3 3 18
1971 32 DAL te 89 14 4 1 1 6
1972 33 DAL TE 89 14 14 1 1 6
Career 158 98 43 2 45 270
6 yrs CHI 84 70 34 2 36 216
4 yrs DAL 54 22 5 5 30
2 yrs PHI 20 6 4 4 24

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8 Rich Caster, Tony Gonzalez, Jim Doran, Riley Odoms, Dave Casper*, Aaron Schobel, Shannon Sharpe*, Fred Arbanas, Harold Carmichael, Pete Retzlaff
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1970 31 14 TE 10 40
1971 32 14 TE 42 16
1972 33 14 TE 26 25
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