1. Mike Ditka
In order to teach the game, you got to become a pro at it. For Mike Ditka, he proved his worth to football three times over, playing for the Chicago Bears from 1961 to 1966 and the Philadelphia Eagles for a year from 1967 to 1968, and ended his three-year athletic career with the Dallas Cowboys in 1972. By the time he started coaching, he helped lead both the Cowboys and the Bears to Super Bowl victory. Actually, his 1972 Super Bowl VI win as a member of the Cowboys made him the only head coach in Super Bowl history to score a touchdown as a player, and also to win a championship with the same team as a player and a head coach.