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Special year for Jason Witten culminates with annual camp

June 22nd, 2013 10:58 pm by TREY WILLIAMS, NET News Service

Special year for Jason Witten culminates with annual camp

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten instructs participants of his annual SCORE Foundation Football Camp at Dave Rider Field in Elizabethton on Saturday. (Photo by Dave Boyd, NET News Service)

ELIZABETHTON — Jason Witten’s award-winning concern for others never rings hollow, but he’ll be the first to tell you that only a Super Bowl ring can fill a particular hole in his big, hungry heart.

Last season was the Dallas Cowboys All-Pro tight end’s 10th in the NFL, and from a personal standpoint, his most gratifying. Witten’s excellence on and off the field enabled him to become the first NFL player to win the Walter Payton Man of the Year and Bart Starr awards in the same season. His 110 catches were a season record for tight ends. His wife, Michelle, gave birth to their third child in October — Landry, their first daughter.

The special year essentially culminated this weekend. Jason Witten Day was held in conjunction with the Covered Bridge Festival on Friday and Witten’s 11th annual camp featured well in excess of 1,000 campers on Saturday at Dave Rider Field, which is named for Witten’s grandfather.

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