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Dallas Cowboys Jason Witten
Witten resides in Southlake, Texas, is married to an emergency room health professional, named Michele, and has two kids, and is a proud owner of a dog named Tink. To aid families and children who are impacted by domestic violence, Jason launched a charity progam which has made him popular all the more. The foundation is termed the Jason Witten SCORE Foundation. Jason gained the Home Depot award of Neighborhood MVP and he was recognized for the NFL's Walter's Payton Man of the Year (2007) as a result of his extensive charity work. And because of his charity work, he has obtained many other awards.
Jason Witten's vibrant ability on the football field dates back to his high school years at the Elizabethton High School where he was a linebacker and tight end. Witten shined as one of the most prolific football players in high school. It is at the University of Tennessee where Jason Witten's spent his college years. As many might have guessed, his college football years were exceptional. During that time, Witten managed to chalk up several records after switching from a respected defensive prospect to a offensive tight end. Receiving yards (493) and receptions (39) have all the more proven his records. His successes helped him to leave his senior year and get into the NFL Draft in 2003. After that his profession career boomed with the Dallas Cowboys and his reputation continues to shine on and off the field.
Looking at back at his early years, Witten came to live with his mother's parents after his mom and dad separated. He was raised by his grandparents from the young age of 11. His hometown was Elizabethton (a town that is located between Bristol and Johnson City in Tennessee). Jason Witten had a hard years as a child just before moving in with his grandma and grandpa. There was violence in the home as His parents had issues with several arrests. Although his mother and father don't seem to play a significant role in Witten's life, they are still living..
Dave Rider is Jason's grandfather, a football trainer for several years, was a main influence in Jason Witten's football career. Elizabethon high school named their stadium after Dave Rider and is still named Dave Rider stadium.
USA Today named Jason Witten as the Tennessee Player of the Year during his high school. Mr East Tennessee Player of the Year is another recognition granted to him. Another honors are Region Defensive Player of the Year and Football Runner-Up (by the associated press). Witten was a starter throughout all four years of high school and helped take his team to the state semi-finals in three distinct occasions.
These days he is among the most well known players in the NFL. Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys has a great influence on our youth, with a down to earth temperament and a truthful family person.