OK, we’re not talking about that quarterback. We’re talking about Jon Kitna, who was born and raised in the Seattle-Tacoma area and called signals for the Seahawks for five years.
After retiring from the NFL, Kitna coached football at his alma mater, Lincoln High School in Tacoma, WA, where he won two WIAA District 3A Narrows regular season championships.
In January he resigned and announced a move a move to Dallas, TX, to be the head coach of the football program at Waxahachie High School. If you’ve seen “Friday Night Lights” or even “Varsity Blues,” you know that high school football evokes just a littlepassion in the Lone Star State.
The former quarterback custom-built the 8,279-square-foot manse in 2010 on nearly a full acre of land on the shore of American Lake. It has private access to its own dock, where a boat can be kept.
The two-story living room has a wall of windows with a beautiful view of the lake. The kitchen has a large island/breakfast bar and commercial-grade appliances that serious cooks will enjoy. Next to the kitchen is a family room that also has a view of the lake, as well as built-in office space so you can do a little bit of bookkeeping while waiting for a pot of water to boil.
The house has six bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a half-bath. The master bedroom has a stylish tray ceiling and an arched window. The master bathroom has his-and-her vanities and a separate tub and shower.
Other features of the house include a game room with a kitchenette, a dedicated office with a large whiteboard (Kitna used it to draw up football plays, but you can find other uses for it), an outdoor kitchen, and a second-floor terrace.
Kitna played quarterback for the Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions, and Dallas Cowboys over the course of his 17-year career. He also played a season in NFL Europe and led the Barcelona Dragons to a World Bowl championship in 1997. He finished his pro career with a quarterback rating of 77.4.