Jason Witten Net Worth

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Christopher Jason Witten was born on the 6th May 1982 in Elizabethton, Tennessee USA, and is a professional American Football player, best known as the player in the position of tight end for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League (NFL). He is also recognized as a former player at the University of Tennessee. His professional NFL career has been active since 2003.

Have you ever wondered how rich Jason Witten is, as of early 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Jason’s net worth is over $12 million, which has been accumulated through his successful career as a professional NFL player.

Jason Witten Net Worth $12 Million

Jason Witten was raised with two brothers in Washington D.C. His whole family was addicted to drugs and alcohol, so he moved to Elizabethton, Tennessee to live with his grandparents, where he attended Elizabethton High School. His grandfather was a football coach, and under his influence Jason started to play football in the school team. He excelled at it, as he led the team thrice to the state semi-finals. He finished his high school career with 163 tackles, and was named All-American, All-State, USA Today Player of the Year for Tennessee, among many other awards. Thanks to his skill, Jason received a scholarship to continue education and his football career at the University of Tennessee. He stayed at the university for two years, setting several records, and also receiving several awards. He had 39 receptions in his first year, and five touchdowns. In his second season, his numbers became even higher, and he finished his college career with 68 receptions, and 797 receiving yards.

He entered the 2003 NFL Draft, and was selected by the Dallas Cowboys as the 69th pick overall, which marked the beginning of his professional career. He continues to play football for the Dallas Cowboys at the present, which is the main source of his net worth. In 2006, Jason signed a contract worth $29 million for a period of six years, and he also received a contract extension, however, there are no details about that contract.

To speak about his accomplishments as a Cowboy, Jason has been selected for the Pro-Bowl game 10 times, from 2004 until 2010, and consecutively from 2012 until 2014, which also helped add to his net worth, thanks to the bonus the players receive. He was twice First-team All-Pro, in 2007, and 2010, and was also selected for the All-Pro Second team in 2008 and 2012. Furthermore, Jason was also three times the NFL Alumni Tight End of the Year, in 2007, 2008, and 2010, and received the NFL Iron Man Award in 2009. To speak further of his accomplishments, Jason received the Ed Block Courage Award in 2009, and was the winner of the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2012.

He also holds the record for the most receptions in a game by a tight end, which is 18, and he is also the Dallas Cowboys all-time leader in receptions.

Speaking about his personal life, Jason Witten is married to Michelle, a nurse, with whom he has four children. Their residence is in Westlake, Texas. He is also known for charity work; he established the Jason Witten SCORE Foundation, which helps families affected by domestic violence.

Daniel Wanburg
Daniel Wanburg
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