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Former Bears coach Mike Ditka hospitalized in Florida

Bears Wire logo Bears Wire 11/24/2018 Bryan Perez
Mike Ditka wearing a suit and tie looking at the camera: Getty © Getty Getty

Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka was hospitalized in Florida earlier this week for a heart ailment, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Ditka, 79, coached the Bears for 11 seasons and amassed a 106-62 record, including a Super Bowl win in 1985. His '85 Bears are considered one of the best teams in the history of the NFL.

Ditka went on to coach the Saints for three seasons from 1997-1999 before moving on to a career in the media.

As a player, Ditka was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988 and became the first tight end in league history to be enshrined. He finished his career with 427 catches for 5,812 yards and 43 touchdowns.

Here's to a speedy recovery for Da Coach.

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