Former Seahawks quarterback to donate NFL paycheck to Tacoma school
DALLAS — A former Seattle Seahawks quarterback recently signed by the Dallas Cowboys will donate all of his NFL paycheck to a Tacoma-area high school, NFL.com reported.
Jon Kitna, 41, is a math teacher at Lincoln High School in Tacoma. He was recently signed as a third-string quarterback to the Dallas Cowboys, who acquired him when news that quarterback Tony Romo hurt his back and was possibly out for Sunday night’s NFC East game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Kitna told reporters he would donate his entire $53,000 paycheck earned in the one-game signing to the high school, where he also serves as football coach. He is slated to return to teach at the school on Jan. 2 when the school comes back from winter break.
Kitna was drafted in 1996 by the Seattle Seahawks and last played in the NFL in 2011 with the Dallas Cowboys. He is a Tacoma native.