Know About Jason Witten; Wife, Parents, Kids, Net Worth, NFL, Height

Published Date: 02 Mar, 2019 Updated date: 02 Mar, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Even after his initial retirement, Jason Witten has decided to return back to NFL with his previous team. The Elizabethton native would make significant impact for the team, earning big money.

Jason Witten is an NFL player, who plays an American football tight end for the Dallas Cowboys. After a year of his retirement, it was announced that he would be returning to the Cowboys on a one-year, $3.5 million deal in February 2019.

Jason Witten Bio: Parents, Siblings, Education, Height

The NFL talent was born as Christopher Jason Witten on 6th May 1982 to parents; Eddie Witten and Kimberly Witten Barnett. He grew up along with elder brothers Ryan and Shawn in Washington D.C.

Jason’s father Eddie was a 6-8 mailman, who used to abuse his mother and brothers. So, he moved to Elizabethton to live with his grandparents and attended Elizabethton High School there. Jason with a height of 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 meters) later got a scholarship at the University of Tennessee and started playing football.

His Career, Salary, Net Worth

Jason was drafted by the Cowboys in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft and started playing for them. In 2007, he broke his own single-season Cowboys tight end record for receptions with 96 that made him the first franchise tight end to reach 1,000 receiving yards in a season.


Jason Witten playing as a tight end for Dallas Cowboys. (Picture: Supertalkwfhg)

After playing for 15 seasons, Jason announced his retirement in May 2018 and to join Monday Night Football for the 2018 season.

However, he left MNF position at ESPN and returned to the Cowboys for the 2019 season. From his long-tenured career, Jason has accumulated the net worth of $35 million. Before his retirement, he signed a four-year contract until 2021 with an average salary of $7,400,000. He would earn an annual salary of $3,500,000 in 2019.

Shares Four Kids With Wife Of 15 Years

Jason currently shares a marital relationship with wife Michelle Benson Morley. It has been one and a half decades of their marriage as they tied the knot on 12th July 2004. The couple has known each other since they were kids and started dating since they attended Elizabethton High School.


Jason Witten regards his wife and kids as a part of his heart. (Picture: Jason’s Instagram)

Michelle, who is 3 years older than Jason, is an emergency room nurse serving at Dallas’ Parkland Memorial Hospital. The couple is proud parents to four children; two sons Christopher Jason and Cooper, and two daughters, Landry and Hadley.

He resides in Westlake, Texas, located in the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex with his wife and children.

Some Interesting Facts About Jason Witten

  • Jason has a day named after him on 21 June 2013 called “Jason Witten Day” marked in Elizabethton, Tennesse, where he grew up as a teenager.
  • He believes in Christianity and often appears in a video on I Am Second, talking about his faith.
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