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    Posted on Dec 26, 2013

    Teacher-Turned-NFL Quarterback Will Donate Game Check To His School

    'Tis the season for giving back.

    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.

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    Kitna played 15 seasons in the NFL but has been a math teacher and football coach for the past two years — until yesterday, when Tony Romo's back injury forced the team to bring Kitna on as a backup for this Sunday's game.

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    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.

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    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.

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    (But honestly, a few TD passes would be pretty amazing.)