Jason Witten

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Full Name Jason Witten
Age 37 Years Old
Nick Name Jason Witten
Gender Male
Famous As Rugby Player
Birth Date May 06, 1982
Birth Place Elizabethton, Tennessee
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Christopher Jason Witten is an American football tight end for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He also played college football for the University of Tennessee and was drafted by the Cowboys in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft.

Jason Witten turns back clock with TD catch

It’s been a rough start to the season for the University of Tennessee football team.

One legendary former Vols star had a huge turn-back-the-clock moment Sunday, though. Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten hauled in a 4-yard touchdown pass from Dak Prescott against the New York Giants on Sunday.

The AT&T Stadium crowd exploded when Witten — who shockingly announced his return to the Cowboys after retiring and spending last season as an analyst in the Monday Night Football booth — hauled in the pass from Prescott with 10 minutes, 19 seconds left in the second quarter. The 37-year-old Witten cemented his status as a Hall of Fame during his first stint with the Cowboys, collecting 12,448 yards and 68 touchdowns in 15 seasons.

Witten, also the former Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year winner, has been just as impressive off the field during his career, endearing himself to those in his hometown of Elizabethton, Tenn., his college town of Knoxville and the Dallas metroplex.

Famous for

American Football tight end for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL.

Where was Jason Witten born?

Jason Witten was born on May 6, 1982, in Elizabethton, Tennessee. He holds American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. His birth name is Christopher Jason Witten with the birth sign of Taurus. He was raised in Washington D.C and was born to his father Ed Witten who was a mailman and mother Kimberly Witten Barnett along with his two older brothers Ryan and Shawn. His father became addicted to alcohol and drugs when Witten was 6 and became abusive toward Witten's mother, Kim, and Witten's older brothers. He moved to Elizabethton to live with his grandparents when he was 11. His grandfather, Dave Rider, was the coach of the football team where Witten was a two-way player, playing linebacker and tight end.

Regarding his education, he attended  Elizabethton High School in Elizabethton, Tennessee. And In 2000, Witten accepted a scholarship to the University of Tennessee where he played Football (rugby) at defensive end with the promise from head coach Phillip Fulmer.

How tall is Jason Witten?

Jason Witten stands the height of 6ft 6in tall with a weight of 120 kg. Additionally, he has hazel eyes and dark brown hair which makes his personality looks better. Further updates regarding his body measurements will be added soon.

Career of Jason Witten

  • Witten started his professional career being selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round (69th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft.
  • On September 7, he made his NFL debut in a 27–13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, where he had one reception for 13 yards.
  • Witten had a breakout season in 2004, leading the NFC with 87 catches.
  • He was selected to his first Pro Bowl, becoming a part of the Cowboys franchise's legacy of great tight ends.
  • Witten finished sixth in the NFL among tight ends with 66 receptions and became the first Cowboys tight end to have at least 65 receptions in consecutive seasons.
  • At the end of the 2006 season, Witten became just the tenth tight end in NFL history to post three consecutive seasons with at least 60 receptions.
  • On July 22, Witten signed a six-year, $29 million contract extension through 2012.
  • Witten had a career year in 2007, breaking his own single-season Cowboys tight end record for receptions with 96 and becoming the first franchise tight end to reach 1,000 receiving yards in a season.
  • He became the third tight end in NFL history with 96 or more catches. 
  • He was named as a First-Team All-Pro for the 2007 season and was nominated for the 2007 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.
  • Witten made his 400th NFL reception in the Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day game against the Seattle Seahawks on November 27.
  • In 2009 season, He was also given the NFL Iron Man Award.
  • On August 13, 2012, Witten suffered a lacerated spleen in the preseason opener against the Oakland Raiders and missed the rest of the preseason.
  • On September 5, 2012, Witten battled back and was able to play in the season opener, catching two passes for 10 yards in a victory over the New York Giants.
  • Witten became the fastest tight end to reach 700 catches, reaching the milestone in 145 games.
  • On November 4, 2012, against the Atlanta Falcons, Witten set the Cowboys' all-time receptions record of 754.
  • For the second time in his career, Witten was nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, this time Witten won the award and the $25,000 donation to his charity.
  • On September 15, 2013, Witten surpassed Shannon Sharpe with the second most receptions as a tight end in NFL history. His three catches during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs brought his career total to 817.
  • On October 5, 2014, Witten became only the third tight end with 10,000 career receiving yards.
  • On December 27, 2015, against the Buffalo Bills, he set the Cowboys record with his 118th consecutive game with a reception, passing Michael Irvin.
  • On March 28, 2017, Witten signed a four-year contract extension with the Cowboys through the 2021 season.
  • On April 26, 2018, reports surfaced that Witten was going to retire and accept a position as the lead analyst for ESPN's Monday Night Football telecasts. 
  • A week later, Witten officially announced his retirement and confirmed he would be joining Monday Night Football for the 2018 season.
  • On February 28, 2019, ESPN announced that Witten will return to the Cowboys on a one-year, $4.5 million deal, and leave his Monday Night Football position at the company.
Who is Jason Witten married to?

Jason Witten is married to his wife Michelle, an emergency room nurse at Dallas's Parkland Memorial Hospital. The couple has 4 children together, C.J. Witten, Cooper Witten, Landry Witten, and Hadley Grace Witten. Moreover, the couple is living their happily together and there is no sign of them being separated. Additionally, Jason Witten is a Christian and appears in a video on I Am Second in which he talks about his faith.

Birthday of Jason Witten

Jason Witten celebrates his birthday on the 6th of May with his friends and family.

Net worth of Jason Witten

Jason Witten has collected a good amount of money from his career as a tight end for the Dallas Cowboys. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated to be around $12 Million.

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