Dallas Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna to donate his NFL salary of $53,000 to high school

Kitna teaches math, coaches football in Washington

IRVING, Tx. - The old saying is that it is better to give than it is to receive.

For Dallas Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna, that meant donating his game check of $53,000 to his local high school in Tacoma, Washington, according to The Dallas Morning News.

Kitna told several of his teammates and Cowboys play-by-play announcer Brad Sham of the generous gesture on Wednesday, the newspaper reported.

Kitna, 41, was signed on Tuesday to be the Cowboys third quarterback. Starter Tony Romo may not play in Sunday’s divisional bout against the Philadelphia Eagles due to a back injury, leaving former Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton as the probable starter.

Kitna retired from the NFL in 2011 after playing for 15 seasons with four teams. He then returned to his hometown to teach math and coach football at Lincoln High School where his son Jordan is the school’s starting quarterback.

Kitna previously played for the Cowboys in 2010 and 2011.