Integrity. Grit. Unapologetically insisting on nothing but the best from himself and others. That’s what led Mike Ditka to be a champion on the gridiron and a legend leading men to victory. The embodiment of the very standards at the core of Camacho, “Iron” Mike has more than earned his place on our Board of the Bold. Representing cigars that are built for maximum-flavor impact with an undeniably masculine character. Unleashing a “no holds barred” lifestyle with full-throttle intensity, Camacho Cigars and Mike Ditka are taking flavor to a whole new level.
Ditka has amassed a career few can match. He is only the second person to win the Super Bowl as a player (Dallas, 1972), assistant coach (Dallas, 1977) and head coach (Chicago, 1986). After earning All-America honors at the University of Pittsburgh, the tight end enjoyed a stellar 12-year NFL playing career. He was named NFL Rookie of the Year and selected All-Pro six times. He also caught a touchdown in the Cowboy’s Super Bowl VI win against the Miami Dolphins.
As an assistant coach with Dallas, Mike Ditka’s teams made it to the playoffs eight times including the 1977 Super Bowl victory. In 1982, he assumed the head job in Chicago, and in 11 years, collected six NFC Central titles, three NFC championship game appearances, and the Super Bowl XX title (1986) for which he was named Coach of the Year. He again earned the honor in 1988 after coaching the Bears to the NFC championship game. Mike Ditka left Chicago in 1992 only to return as head coach of the New Orleans Saints in 1997. He retired from coaching in 2000.