Cowboys football player and tight end Jason Witten was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee on May 6, 1982. That makes him a Taurus. The Dallas Cowboys’ #82 tight end at 6’5″ and 262 pounds has captured the hearts of many fans, especially those in Dallas. Jason Witten’s football career has been bright and fast.
Witten lives in Southlake, Texas, is married to an ER nurse named Michele, has two children, and is the proud owner of a dog named Tink. Jason’s charity work is well known and he recently launched a program to help families and children affected by domestic violence. The foundation is named after jason witten SCORE Foundation. His extensive charity work is the reason he was recognized as the NFL’s Walter’s Payton Man of the Year (2007) and also for winning the Home Depot Neighborhood Most Valuable Player Award. He has received many other honors due to his charity work.
Jason Witten’s brilliant performance on the football field dates back to his high school years at Elizabethton High School, where he was a linebacker and tight end. Witten shone as one of the most prolific high school football players. Jason Witten’s college years were spent at the University of Tennessee. As many may have guessed, his college football years were stellar. During that time, Witten managed to set many records after going from respectable defensive prospect to offensive tight end. He set records for receiving yards (493) and receptions (39). His achievements allowed him to leave his senior year and enter the NFL Draft in 2003. From there, his career has skyrocketed and his reputation continues to shine on and off the field.
Looking back to his early years, Witten’s hometown was Elizabethton (a city that lies between Bristol and Johnson City in Tennessee), he was raised by his mother’s parents from the early age of 11, when he came to live with them after their divorced parents. Jason Witten had a difficult childhood before moving in with his grandparents. His parents had problems with several arrests and there was violence at home. His parents are still alive, although they do not seem to play a significant role in Witten’s life.
Dave Rider is Jason’s grandfather, a football coach for many years, he was a huge influence on Jason Witten’s football career. Elizabethon High School named its stadium after Dave Rider and it is still called Dave Rider Stadium.
In high school, Jason Witten was named Tennessee Player of the Year by USA Today. He received other honors such as East Tennessee Player of the Year, Mr. Football Runner-Up (by the Associated Press) and Region Defensive Player of the Year. Witten started all four years of high school and helped lead his team to the state semifinals three different times.
Today he is one of the most respected players in the NFL. jason witten He is considered as a sincere family man, with a realistic personality and a great influence on our youth.