Jason Witten

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Jason Witten
Jason Witten.jpg
Witten with the Cowboys on the sidelines
No. 82     Dallas Cowboys
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-05-06) May 6, 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 3 / Pick: 69
Debuted in 2003 for the Dallas Cowboys
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2015
Receptions 998
Receiving yards 11,010
Receiving average 11.0
Receiving TDs 59
Stats at NFL.com

Christopher Jason Witten (born May 6, 1982) is an American football tight end for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He played college football at the University of Tennessee.

College career[change | change source]

In his first of three years playing college football at the University of Tennessee, Witten went from being a defensive end prospect to a record breaking tight end. He posted school records for most receptions (39) and receiving yards (493). He continued to be a good, solid player in college.

Professional career[change | change source]

Dallas Cowboys[change | change source]

Jason Witten was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 3rd round (69 overall) by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2003 NFL Draft. Witten has a successful career in Dallas. He has been voted to seven Pro Bowls. On November 28, 2008, Witten made his 400th catch in a Thanksgiving day game against the Seattle Seahawks. Witten became the 3rd all-time catch leader for a tight end over Ozzie Newsome with his 663rd career catch.

Witten (left) and Ron Jaworski in an ESPN studio on February 26, 2010.

Personal[change | change source]

Witten is a Christian, and appeared on the show I am Second and talked about his faith. Witten lives in Texas, USA and is married. He has two sons, CJ and Cooper. He also owns the Jason Witten SCORE Foundation, which helps people affected by domestic violence.

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