12/26/2013 11:55 am ET | Updated Dec 26, 2013

Jon Kitna Donating Game Check From Cowboys To High School

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Dallas' new back-up quarterback Jon Kitna has apparently already decided what he's going to do with the money he makes from one week with the team.

The 41-year-old math teacher, who was brought out of retirement to sign a one-game contract with the Dallas Cowboys this week, told teammates that he will donate his game check to Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington where he teaches, The Dallas Morning News reported on Wednesday.

All $55,294 of it.

After reports spread on Monday that Tony Romo would miss the remainder of the season with a back injury, Kitna called Dallas head coach Jason Garrett and told him he's available, per The Dallas Morning News. According to's Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys worked out four other back-up quarterbacks -- David Carr, Tyler Thigpen, John Skelton and Caleb Hanie -- but head coach Jason Garrett chose Kitna.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Lincoln High School was located in Texas.

The signing became official on Wednesday. Kitna, who started in nine games for Dallas in 2010 when Romo fractured his left clavicle, will be listed as the team's third QB behind Kyle Orton.