Micke Ditka is a former professional football player and coach. Ditka played for the University of Pittsburgh from 1958 until 1960. He started all three seasons, leading the team in receiving in each year, while also serving as a linebacker, defensive end and punter. As a senior, he was named a team captain. He was a unanimous first-team selection on the College Football All-America Team as a two-way end.
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 NFL's Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. He was an NFL champion with the 1963 Bears, and is a three-time Super Bowl champion, playing on the Cowboys Super Bowl VI team as well as winning as an assistant coach for the Cowboys in Super Bowl XII, and coaching the Bears to victory in Super Bowl XX. He was named to the NFL's 50th, 75th and 100th Anniversary All-Time Teams. As a coach for the Bears for 11 years he was twice both the AP and UPI NFL Coach of Year (1985 and 1988). As of 2021, Ditka and Tom Flores are the only people to win an NFL title as a player, an assistant coach, and a head coach.
Ditka took a broadcasting job with NBC in 1992, working as an analyst on NFL Live and as a color commentator for many other NBC broadcasts. Ditka joined CBS Sports, spending the 2000 and 2001 seasons as a studio analyst on The NFL Today. As of 2021, he is a commentator on ESPN's NFL Live, ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown, and CBS Radio–Westwood One's Monday Night Football pregame show.