Witten, a 10-year veteran, has been involved in a number of charitable projects, including Jason Witten's SCORE Foundation and the SCOREkeepers program, which places trained male mentors in battered women's shelters to demonstrate positive male behavior and break the cycle of domestic violence.
Witten has also participated in the Children's Cancer Fund Fashion Show, NFL Play 60, Boys and Girls Club of America, Make-a-Wish Foundation and other projects.
The Bart Starr Award is chosen by a vote of NFL players and is named after the Hall of Fame quarterback of the Lombardi-era Green Bay Packers. Past winners include native Texans LaDainian Tomlinson,
Drew Brees and Mike Singletary, as well as Reggie White, London Fletcher, and Kurt Warner.