J.J. Watt, Houston Texans defensive end and terrorizer of quarterbacks, continues to show that there is plenty of life outside of the NFL if you really want it.
Watt received an honorary doctorate degree from the Baylor College of Medicine on Tuesday during Baylor’s 2018 Commencement ceremonies. The Baylor College of Medicine awards such an honor to someone who provides notable assistance to the community.
The Texans star raised $37 million in support relief for Hurricane Harvey – a natural disaster that ravaged Texas including the Houston area.
Watt’s humanitarian efforts led to numerous honors including being named Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year with Houston Astors star Jose Altuve; winning the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, and receiving a nod on TIME’s 100 most influential people of the year.
Along with his support for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, the Wisconsin Badger made news receiving by volunteering to pay for the funerals of the 10 victims in the terrible Santa Fe High School shootings in mid-May.
Hopefully, his stat lines and on-air graphics will read DR. J.J. WATT from now on. It’s going to be very difficult to not root for the Texans this season.
Finally, a suitable heir to the Patriots’ dynasty in the AFC has emerged.