Jason Witten is a renowned former American football player of the tight end. He is currently being featured in the ESPN’s Monday Night Football. He gained much of his popularity through playing for the Dallas Cowboys through which he played for them for 15 seasons after he had completed his college. Here is a quick summary of the career, biography and the net worth of Jason Witten in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Jason Witten was born on 6th May in the year 1982 in Elizabethton, Tennessee. He was born to his father who was abusive to his mother known as Kim as well as his elder brothers after getting addicted in drugs and alcohol. He also has two siblings who are his brothers known as Shawn and Ryan.
He later moved to Elizabethton where he went to live with his grandparents in which his grandfather known as Dave Rider was a coach of a football team. This was after he was taken by his mother as his mother always wanted the best from him. While in Elizabethton, he then went to Elizabethton High School from which he then got much of exposure and training in playing as a linebacker as well as a tight end which was a great success as he took his team to state’s semifinals for three times. He later joined the University of Tennessee in which he continued on his professional career.
Jason Witten tied knots with Michelle who is an emergency room nurse in the Dallas’ Parkland Memorial Hospital. They have four children known as C.J., Hadley Grace, Cooper, and Landry. They currently reside in Westlake, Texas.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Jason Witten commenced his career in the year 2003 after his college career in which he played for the University of Tennessee which was very successful. He got many awards and achievements among having a memorable win against the University of Arkansas. In 2003, he was then selected by Dallas Cowboys in the 2003 NFL draft in its third round as No. 69. He however did not have much success on the start as his team lost their first game with him against Atlanta Falcons.
However, he got much success in the following year in which he got a total of 87 touchdowns. He continued putting much hard work together with passion which saw him being selected for the Pro Bowl. He was featured in Pro Bowl season for several times. He got a very commendable performance which resulted in his contract being extended to the year 2006. Following his performance, he won several awards from his records he had in the NFL draft coupled with very many achievements. Jason Witten later retired from his career on 26th April in the year 2018 after which he joined as a lead analyst of the ESPN show known as Monday Night Football.
Net Worth & Earnings
Jason Witten has an estimated net worth of $40 million. This comes from the fortunate earning he has made all through his career in which he has made in his professional career. Much of his earnings come from the football career through which he has mainly played with the Dallas Cowboys.
Jason Witten’s outstanding career made him gain much popularity in which he attracted many fans on following him. He got much of his success through much hard work and determination in having the best.