- Birth Name Michael Keller Ditka
- Birth Place Carnegie, Pennsylvania
- Famous Name Mike Ditka
- Father Mike Ditka Sr.
- Mother Charlotte Ditka
- Net Worth $30 million
- Nationality American
- Ethnicity White
- Currently Married Yes
- Married to Diana Ditka (m. 1977), Marge Ditka (m. 1961–1973)
- Divorce Yes
- Children 3
Michael Keller Ditka, a.k.a as Mike Ditka, is a former American football player, television commentator and a coach by profession. A member of both the College Football and Pro Football Hall of Fame, Ditka was the 1961 UPI NFL Rookie of Year, a 5X Pro Bowl selection and 5X All-Pro tight end with the Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, and Dallas Cowboys of NFL.
At present, Ditka's net worth is approximately $30 million. Regarding his relationship status, he is married.
How Much Is Mike Ditka Net Worth In 2019?
As of 2019, Ditka has an estimated net worth of around $30 million. During his stint as player and coach, his salary was impressive.
Being one of the most famous personalities in sports, Mike has been endorsing various big brands and companies such as Pepsi, Al’s Beef, Nancy’s Pizza and many more.
Apart from sports and media, he is also very much active in charity works and events. He is also in the Board of Directors of Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund (GGAF) which provides financial grants and ‘pro bono’ medical assistance to retired NFL players in dire need.
He has got a very good personality along with an attractive height of 6 ft. 3 in. and a total weight of 102 kg.
To know more news about Mike Ditka, he can be followed on different social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Wiki. Besides, there are different sites which provide a brief bio on him.
Is Mike Ditka Married? Know His Personal Life
Moving on to his personal life, Mike is a happily married man. He was married to Marge Ditka in 1961 however, the marriage did not last for a long time and the couple divorced in 1973. Mike’s extra-marital affair is said to be the reason behind their separation.
Mike and Marge have three sons named Mark Ditka, Matt Ditka and Mike Ditka III, and a daughter named Megan Ditka from their marriage.
Later in 1977, he got married again to Diana Ditka. He claims that his current marriage is working out really well and that they both share a very good understanding. He has a list of destinations where he wishes to travel with his family. The couple is also running a family restaurant where they work together to make the business successful.
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Mike Ditka Bio, Early Life, and Education
He was born on October 18, 1939, at Carnegie, Pennsylvania. He shares his ancestry from different countries where his father belonged to a Polish and Ukrainian family and his mother from an Irish and German background. He is the first child of Mike Ditka Sr. and Charlotte Ditka. He has 3 other siblings named Ashton, David, and Mary Ann.
Mike did his schooling from Aliquippa High School where he was a three-sport star under the head coach Press Maravich. Later, he enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh for his further studies. Apart from football, he also played baseball and basketball for his college.
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Mike Ditka Career
He started his professional career in 1961 where he was selected by Chicago Bears drafted fifth overall in the 1961 NFL Draft. In 1966, he left Chicago Bears and joined Philadelphia Eagles in 1967. He also played for Dallas Cowboys later in 1969.
After the retirement in 1972, he pursued a new career as an assistant coach for Dallas Cowboys. He has also coached Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints. His broadcasting career started in 1992 where he was offered to work as an analyst on NFL Live and as a color commentator for many other NBC broadcasts by NBC. From there, Ditka has been a part of various other media projects such as The NFL Today, ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Football and many more.
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