Jason Witten to receive Bart Starr Award

January, 8, 2013
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Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will be honored with the 2013 Bart Starr Award, which recognizes one NFL player for outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community.

Witten will receive the award from Athletes in Action during the Super Bowl Breakfast in New Orleans on Feb. 1. Other finalists included Tennessee Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck and New York Giants DE Justin Tuck.

Here's his resume:
In his 10th season in the NFL, Witten has been active in numerous charitable projects. He founded Jason Witten’s SCORE Foundation, which supports a variety of outreach programs and building projects in Texas and his native Tennessee. Specifically, the Jason Witten SCOREkeepers program places trained male mentors in battered women’s shelters throughout Texas. In an effort to break the cycle of domestic violence, the mentors demonstrate positive male behavior for the children living in these shelters. Witten has also been involved in the Children’s Cancer Fund Fashion Show, NFL Play 60, Boys and Girls Club of America and the Make-a-Wish Foundation, among many other projects.

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