Jason Witten

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Jason Witten
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Witten with the Dallas Cowboys in 2017
No. 82 – Dallas Cowboys
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1982-05-06) May 6, 1982 (age 37)
Elizabethton, Tennessee
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school:Elizabethton
(Elizabethton, Tennessee)
College:Tennessee
NFL Draft:2003 / Round: 3 / Pick: 69
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:1,152
Receiving yards:12,448
Receiving touchdowns:68
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

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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