Jason Witten is a popular American football player who became well-familiar to the people by playing the position of tight end for the Dallas Cowboys. At the age of 11, Witten gained experience in playing football. He started his career as a defensive and tight end for the football team of Tennessee Volunteers. In Cowboy’s history, Jason proved himself as one of the top tight ends in NFL history. The Legacy of Jason Witten goes beyond the leader of the Cowboy’s franchise in the games he played. Keep reading to know more about Jason Witten net worth in 2018.
Jason Witten Early life
Christopher Jason Witten was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee on May 6th, 1982 to his parents Ed Witten and Kimberly Witten Barnett.
He left his parents at the age of eleven and lived with his grandfather. He started his career as a football player and reached a tight end position in the end as his grandfather was a coach of a football player.
Jason got married to Michelle who was working as a trauma nurse at Parkland Memorial Hospital. They both were granted with four children out of which two are sons are two children are daughters.
Jason Witten Career, Awards & Achievement
Jason moved with his grandfather at the age of 11, because of his father’s offensive behavior towards his mother. His grandfather was a coach for the football team and this gave Witten to gain experience in playing football. Jason reached the state semifinals for three times.
In 2003, Witten was selected by the Dallas Cowboys for the third round in NFL. He finished 6th in the NFL among tight ends with more than 65 receptions in 2005. Witten became the first Cowboy tight end for having at least 65 receptions. He set a number of records in the receptions, received yards, and touchdowns he gained.
In 2006, Jason agreed to sign a six-year contract for $29 million till 2012. On November 27, 2008, Jason made his 400th career reception in the Dallas Cowboy’s Thanksgiving Day game over the Seattle Seahawks.
Awards and Achievements
Jason was nominated for the ‘Walter Payton NFL Man of the year award’ which was nationally presented by the National Football League and won by the Jason Taylor. Witten was the first person to rank as the 2nd most all-time career receptions and receiving yards by a tight end in NFL history. In 2012. In 2015, he was the only 2nd TE in history to catch more than 1,000 receptions.
Net Worth of Jason Witten
The estimated net worth of Jason Witten is more than $40 million. He made this fortune by playing the position of tight end for the Dallas Cowboys. He also received recognition like NFL Iron Man Award in 2009 and three-time NFL Tight End Alumni of the year. In 2003, he was selected for the National’s Football League Draft’s in the 3rd round.
Jason currently resides in Westlake, Texas, which is located in Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex with his wife and their four children C.J Witten, Hadley Grace, Landry, and Cooper.