Tight end Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys scores a touchdown against the Washington Redskins.
Dallas Cowboys’ tight end Jason Witten will have to wait some time for the chance to win enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio; but his jersey, from the team’s December 19 game against the Washington Redskins, is already there and will be put on display soon.
Witten’s never wanted for any recognition for his work; actually, we published a piece on the tight end being named to the Sporting News’ All-Pro team earlier today. But this particular honor comes as a result of the milestone Witten reached in the victory over the ‘Skins last month.
In the second quarter of that game, Witten caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Jon Kitna, his 600th career reception. With the catch, Witten became just the fourth tight end to record 600 catches for his career, and, doing it in just 125 catches, the fastest to reach this mark.
Which was a feat that the folks in Canton, like most of the rest of us, apparently thought rather highly of.
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