#17 Jason Witten
Jason Witten sets NFL single-season receptions record for tight ends
Jason Witten has quietly become one of the greatest tight ends to play the game. On December 23, the Dallas Cowboys star added a major NFL record as additional proof of that fact. In a game against New Orleans, Witten set a new single-season mark for most receptions by a tight end (103). He surpassed Tony Gonzalez’s 2004 record of 102 catches and had one regular season game remaining to move the bar even higher.
Witten has also been a quiet, steady leader in the locker room and is known around the league as one of the most spiritually sound players. He was also instrumental in leading teammate Tony Romo to Christ.
“Your legacy as an athlete means a lot, but God has got to have a huge impact on your life,” he told Sports Spectrum earlier this year. “I think about the way He can use me and what a platform we have as athletes. God doesn’t give you this talent just to win titles.”