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Jason Witten

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Jason Witten

Drafted in the 3rd Round out of Tennessee in 2003, Witten would see significant playing time in his rookie year but in 2004 he would rise to Pro Bowl status with a 980 Yard season. This would be the first of many seasons where the Dallas Cowboy would be considered an elite Tight End.

From 2005 to 2010 he would be named to six more Pro Bowls, which would also include two First Team All Pro Selections. Four more Pro Bowls would follow (2012-14 & 2017). Four of his seasons would see Witten exceed over 90 Receptions and 1,000 Yards, incredible numbers for a Tight End.

Witten first retired after the 2017 season with 11 Pro Bowls, and went into the broadcast booth for ESPN for their Monday Night Football package.  He unretired, coming back in 2019, and joined the Las Vegas Raiders in 2020 before retiring for good.

Witten retired as the all-time Cowboys leader in Receptions (1,215) and Receiving Yards (12,977) and with 13,046 Yards and 74 Touchdowns in total, behind only Tony Gonzalez among Tight Ends.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Elizabethtown, New Jersey, U.S.A.
  • Position: Tight End
  • Played For: Las Vegas Raiders, Dallas Cowboys
  • College: Tennessee
  • Drafted: 3rd Round, 69th Overall in 2003
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    First Team All-Pro (2007 & 2010)
    Second Team All-Pro (2008 & 2012)
    Pro Bowl (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2017)
    Walter Payton Man of the Year (2012)
    All-Rookie (2003)
    Super Bowl Rings (None) 

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Receptions (4) (2007, 2009, 2010 & 2012)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    4.   Receptions: 1,228
    12. Games Started: 252
    19. Receiving Yards: 13,046
    25. Games Played: 271
    38. Receiving Touchdowns: 74
    49. Yards From Scrimmage: 13,046
    71. All-Purpose Yards: 13,046
    84. Touchdowns: 74

Should Jason Witten be in the Hall of Fame?

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