Countdown to Hall of Fame Game: What Game-Used Apparel Worn by Jason Witten Is Displayed at Pro Football Hall of Fame?
As 5PB counts down to the Cowboys’ appearance in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio on August 3rd, we’ll take a look at Cowboys that have already been recognized for their achievements within the shrine to pro football.
A bust of Cowboys’ tight end Jason Witten will be displayed in Canton, Ohio after the team’s all-time leader in receptions decides to hang up his NFL cleats. After all, he’s a sure-fire Hall of Fame player.
But Cowboys’ fans don’t have to wait until Witten retires to see him recognized in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He already has game-used equipment on display along with a description of one of his career milestones.
The blue arm sleeves that Witten wore during the game in which he topped 1,000 career catches are currently displayed in Canton. Here’s the description to go with the arm sleeves:
“Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten had 5 receptions for 45 yards in the team’s 19-16 victory over the Washington Redskins on December 7, 2015. The effort gave Witten 1,003 career receptions and joined his with Tony Gonzalez (1,325) as the only tight ends in NFL history to have 1,000 career catches. At 33 years, 215 days old, Witten also became the youngest tight end in NFL history to reach the mark.”
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