Published: Wed, February 03, 2021
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Jason Witten takes high school coaching job

Jason Witten takes high school coaching job

A week ago, Witten retired for the second time, according to the NFL.

A third-round pick in the 2003 draft, Witten finished as the Cowboys' all-time leader in receptions (1,215) and receiving yards (12,977). Witten will sign a ceremonial contract in March to do so as a Cowboy.

Jason Witten is without question one of the greatest players to wear a Dallas Cowboys uniform.

The Liberty Christian School in the Dallas/Fort Worth area announced on Monday that Witten is the team's new head coach. "I am thrilled for our football team, coaches, student body, school community, and of course the Witten family".

Why did Witten choose Liberty Christian?

When he first retired in 2018, Witten took his experience and football knowledge to the broadcast booth for ESPN's Monday Night Football, but that turned out to be a short-lived experiment. He had 13 catches for 69 yards and two touchdowns for the Raiders. He was a Pro Bowler 11 times and had four 1,000 yard seasons. He also holds the record for the most games played by any tight end at 271 games.

Before he chose Liberty Christian as his next adventure, Witten fielded multiple offers to coach at the National Football League and college levels. Rivers will coach at St. Michael Catholic in Fairhope, Ala.

Many expected Jason Witten, who just last week announced he re-retirement, to remain in football and move into the coaching ranks with his next job. Jason, former Dallas Cowboy tight end and long-time Liberty parent will be joining the Liberty Christian coaching staff as Head Football Coach.

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