Christopher Jason Witten (born May 6, 1982) is an American football player who currently plays as a tight end for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He played college football at the University of Tennessee. In his first of three years at the University of Tennessee, Witten went from being a defensive end prospect to a record breaking tight end. He posted school records for most receptions(39) and receiving yards(493)
In 2004, Witten had 87 catches, eleventh most in history by a tight end and a Cowboys team record for the position, and was selected to the Pro Bowl. Witten was also named to his second and third Pro Bowls for his performance in the 2005 and 2006 regular seasons. He was named as an injury replacement for New York Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey for the 2007 Pro Bowl. Witten was named a starter for the 2008 Pro Bowl.
Witten was named to his second Pro Bowl for his performance in the 2005 season.