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‘Huddle Up’ podcast: Mike Ditka recalls growing up in Aliquippa

Mike Ditka, the former Pitt All-American and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, grew up wanting to be a dentist.

“That didn’t work out, you can tell,” he told Gus Frerotte in the first part of this week’s “Huddle Up with Gus” podcast.

Ditka tells the story of trying out for his high school football team during his sophomore year at Aliquippa.

“I was 5-foot-7, 120 pounds,” he said. “You can understand I got my butt whipped. I was going to quit.”

He didn’t, though. And by not quitting, he learned some value lessons that led him to become one of the most iconic figures in NFL history.

“It’s been a heck of a run. Everything, to me, has been setting goals and reaching goals,” he said. “Find out what you have to do to reach the goals you’re trying to reach. I don’t care how much practice it takes.

“If you want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to get there.”

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Coming Tuesday: Part 2 with Mike Ditka

Gus Frerotte huddles up with former AOL Sports executive Jimmy Lynn

Former Ford City High School standout and NFL quarterback Gus Frerotte sits down with Jimmy Lynn, a former AOL vice president who oversaw AOL Sports’ strategic partnerships, in the latest edition of the podcast “Huddle Up with Gus.”

In each episode, Frerotte discusses with guests how sports has shaped their lives.

Part 1: Love of sports and country comes from unexpected places

Part 2: Jimmy, do you know how lucky you are?

Part 3: Jimmy interviews Gus, the AOL years

Part 4: Disrupting the industry again

Part 5: LeBron James mindset

Gus Frerotte huddles up with Falcons LB Foye Oluokun

Former Ford City High School standout and NFL quarterback Gus Frerotte sits down with Atlanta Falcons linebacker Foye Oluokun in the latest edition of the podcast, “Huddle Up with Gus.”
In each episode, Frerotte discusses with guests how sports has shaped their lives.

Part 1: My childhood idols: Kobe, Iverson, Vick

Part 2: Zeke Is Just A Fun Loving Dude

Part 3: Combines? Who needs combines?

Part 4: Nice to meet you, Adrian Peterson

Part 5: No huddle: 2-minute drill

‘Huddle up with Gus’: Frerotte talks with Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

Former Ford City High School standout and NFL quarterback Gus Frerotte sits down with Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in the latest edition of the podcast, “Huddle Up with Gus.”

In each episode, Frerotte discusses with guests how sports has shaped their lives.

Part 1: But, Mom, I don’t have a swimsuit

Part 2: Rivers can freeze

Part 3: Quite the romantic

Part 4: One kid per team

Part 5: Merry Christmas from the Harvard band

‘Huddle Up with Gus’: Frerotte talks with former Steelers great Rocky Bleier

Former Ford City High School standout and NFL quarterback Gus Frerotte sits down with former Steelers running back great Rocky Bleier in the latest edition of the podcast, “Huddle Up with Gus,” on TribLIVE.com.

In each episode, Frerotte discusses with guests how sports has shaped their lives.

Part 1: Nickname

Part 2: Torchy

Part 3: Sister O’Lear

Part 4: Postcard from the Chief

Part 5: No Huddle

‘Huddle Up with Gus’ debuts as Gus Frerotte talks with Roberto Clemente Jr.

Former Ford City High School standout and NFL quarterback Gus Frerotte debuts his podcast, “Huddle Up with Gus.”

In each episode, Frerotte discusses with guests how sports has shaped their lives.

In this debut podcast, Frerotte and his partner, Dave Hager, talk with Roberto Clemente Jr.

The three discuss what it’s like to have one of the most recognizable names in sports, who stepped up in Clemente’s life and moments that changed Clemente’s life.