Dalton Chase Schultz, a tight end with the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, was born on July 11, 1996. At Stanford, he played collegiate football.
Dalton Schultz Early life
Schultz attended South Jordan, Utah’s Bingham High School. He participated in basketball for the Miners’ athletic teams in addition to football. He hauled in 31 catches for 512 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior.
He recorded 76 receptions for 1,120 yards and 12 touchdowns throughout his high school career.
Stanford University offered Schultz a football scholarship, which he accepted. In January 2014, he agreed to play college football for the Stanford Cardinal.
READ ALSO: Adam Trautman NFL
Dalton Schultz Career
After the unexpected retirements of Jason Witten and James Hanna, the Dallas Cowboys selected Schultz in the fourth round (137th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft to increase the depth at tight end.
He was the backup tight end to Blake Jarwin and Geoff Swaim. Schultz overtook Jarwin as the starter on the depth chart after Swaim went down with an injury in Week 11, and he was primarily utilized for blocking.
Of the eleven games he participated in, including both playoff games, he started seven. He recorded a total of 12 receptions for 116 yards, helping running back Ezekiel Elliott win the NFL rushing title.
As Jason Witten stated in the media that he will be joining the Las Vegas Raiders on March 17, 2020, Schultz was given the opportunity to contend for Blake Jarwin’s backup job.
Schultz took over as the starting tight end after Jarwin was forced to miss the whole season due to an ACL tear sustained in the season opener against the Los Angeles Rams.
Schultz caught nine catches for 88 yards and his first career touchdown grab in the 40-39 comeback victory in Week 2 over the Atlanta Falcons.
Schultz would set career highs in each statistical category in the 2021 season, totaling 78 receptions, 808 yards, and 8 touchdowns (tied for team lead).
Schultz received the $10.9 million franchise tag from the Cowboys on March 8, 2022.
Dalton Schultz Net Worth
The tight end’s entire net worth hasn’t yet been fully impacted by the new 2022 contract. Schultz’s net worth is thought to be around $1,500,000.
With the Cowboys, Schultz currently has a one-year franchise-tag contract that guarantees him $10,931,000 in 2022.
His previous rookie contract, which ran from 2018 to 2021, was for four years and cost 2,912,359.
He agreed to a lucrative new contract to remain with Dallas prior to the 2022 campaign. Schultz will earn more than three times as much in 2022 as he earned over the course of the four seasons before.