Legendary coach Mike Ditka was recently named the 2016 Walter Camp Football Foundation’s Distinguished American award winner, and he will be recognized for this onner at the Foundation’s 50th Annual National Awards Dinner that’s happening in New Haven, CT on January 14, 2017. Each year for this honor, the recipient didn’t have to play football, but he or she needs to know how to hold up integrity and dedication, practice honesty, and has proven in their lifetime that they can be a leader and pioneer in society. Ditka has shown those qualities over the many decades of his professional life, and this is why he was chosen as the winner for this year’s special award.
The popular former Chicago Bears coach also played for the team from 1961-1966, as well as with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys until the end of his playing career in 1972. The three-time Super Bowl Champion was the assistant coach for the Dallas Cowboys short after that, and then went on to become the name and face of the Bears for 10 years between 1982 and 1992. He has accrued many nicknames such as “Iron Mike” and “Da Coach”, and he has also been in several movies and television shows over the years. In addition to that, Ditka is a sports commentator and is in both the College Football and Professional Football Halls of Fame.
Ditka is going to be recognized in the beginning part of next year for winning the Foundation’s 50th 50th Annual National Awards Dinner. It’s going to be a great honor for a well deserving man and coach, and he will get to celebrate this award in New Haven on January 14.
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Watch Mike Ditka Speaking about his career: