Jon Kitna isn't your typical professional football player. Specifically he was a quarterback for the Seahawks, the Bengals, the Lions, and then finally the Dallas Cowboys. On the Dallas Cowboys Kitna is a double backup, if Tony Romo doesn't play Kyle Orton will play, and if Orton does not play Kitna will. Even though Kitna is a semi-retired 41 year old professional football player, he has found the time to become a high school math teacher at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington.
Above Kitna is calling a play for the Detroit Lions but originally mathematics is what Kitna studied in college. How many professional football players get their degrees in math? Regardless, growing up Kitna attended Central Washington University without an athletic scholarship. He played for the Wildcats for three years and then thought his football career was over. After finishing his degree in the mid 90s Kitna started looking for a high school coaching position. Fortunately before Kitna gave up on his career coach Dnnis Erickson scouted Kitna and was impressed with his strong passes. This lead to Kitna being recruited for the Seatle Seahawks and his professional life in football began.
What is truly inspirational is that this week Kitna has said that he will donate his $53,000 game check to the high school where he works. Kitna of course is also a coach for the high school football team the "Abes".