John Kitna who signed a one week contract to fill in for Tony Romo this week will donate his $53,000 game check to his high school.
Whether he plays this Sunday or not, Dallas Cowboys backup QB Jon Kitna is already a hero to the students he teaches and coaches at a Tacoma, Wash., high school.
Kitna played 15 seasons in the NFL but has been a math teacher and football coach for the past two years — until this week, when Tony Romo’s back injury forced the team to bring Kitna on as a backup for this Sunday’s game.
And Kitna, who’s on Christmas break, says he will donate his $53,000 game check back to his current employer, Tacoma’s Lincoln High School. So whether or not he gets to throw any TD passes to Dez Bryant on Sunday — in a game that will decide the NFC East champion — Kitna has already proven he’s a winner.