|Bears to retire Ditka's No. 89|
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|Friday, 24 May 2013 09:41|
The Bears say the number will be retired at halftime of their Monday night game against the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field on Dec. 9, a fitting tribute for a player who revolutionized the tight end position with his pass-catching ability and later coached the 1985 team to the Super Bowl championship.
In a statement, he calls it ``a tremendous honor'' and says he's ``very humbled by it.''
Chairman George McCaskey says Ditka ``embodies the spirit of everything the Bears are about.''