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Jason Witten to be Inducted into Texas Sports Hall of Fame

The one and only will be inducted into the Texas Sports on March. Truly deserving of this honor, Witten will join six other inductees on this event. A legend in the , he always meant even more to the state of Texas, where he played for the for 15 years and excelled at his job every step of the way.

Jason Witten achieved great things during his 15 seasons playing football for the Dallas Cowboys. During his time wearing , he was always one of the most important faces for one of the most important franchises in sports. Despite the team's struggles since the Cowboys won their last in 1996, Witten was always a constant for the team and a hero for its fans.

In 15 years, Jason Witten managed to get a few records under his name. He is only behind Tony Gonzales as the second with most receptions and receiving yards of all-time and fourth in receptions overall. He played in 235 consecutive games, most in Cowboys . No other tight end has had as many receptions in a single game as he did in October 28,2012 (18). He leads the franchise in receptions, receiving yards, games played and even more categories. The one time he missed a game was because he suffered a broken jaw. Not any other could keep him off the field.

A great leader on and off the field, good ol' Mr. Reliable set the standard for both veterans and rookies. has told an anecdote before about one of his first practices with the Cowboys. Working on routes with the pass catchers, Dak threw a catchable – yet not perfect – ball to Witten. The longtime Cowboys' legend didn't even extend his arms. Not because he was an unfriendly veteran but to prove to the young QB how demanding the NFL was.

“The secret is in the dirt” Witten said on his last year. The 2012 really proved that during his amazing career.

Here at , we congratulate Witten for his induction into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame as we look forward to watching him in Canton a few years from now.

Mauricio Rodriguez
Mauricio Rodriguez
I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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