Before donning his #99 jersey and hitting the field for training camp for the upcoming 2013 season, JJ Watt found time to hit up Hollywood and the set of FX’s “The League,” to film a spot for the show’s fifth season. The episode airs on September 11. You don’t want to miss it!
Excited to announce that JJWF has been chosen to receive the Come Together Tour 2013 Community Achievement Award at their event on October 1st. The Come Together Tour inspires and mentors teens to connect with the world in a positive way and give back to the community by building social self-esteem, awareness, and leadership.
JJ Watt pays a visit to Camp Hometown Heroes, a free week-long overnight summer camp for children and younger siblings of fallen U.S. service members. This summer the camp hosted 63 children from 14 states who had a loved one pass away while serving in the war. For more pictures from JJ’s day at camp, visit here.
Doesn’t matter if it’s on the playground at recess, or on an air strip in the middle of Afghanistan, boys will be boys! In this clip, JJ Watt tells the story of a soldier challenging fellow NFL player Steve Smith to a 40-yard foot race during their March 2013 NFL-USO tour. Watch it here.
Some people look to NFL players as heroes, but for JJ Watt, the real heroes are the individuals who risk their lives every day to serve our country. In the most recent “My Story” video profiling JJ’s trip with the NFL-USO tour to Afghanistan, Watt talks about what it was like going inside a Chinook helicopter, knowing that in 2011, one of them was shot down, causing 22 SEALs to lose their lives in the process. You can watch it here.
With some many stories coming back from the war in Afghanistan, sometimes it’s easy to forget that each and every soldier has a name, and their own personal story. For JJ Watt, having the chance to take a ride in the very same helicopters that the military uses on its missions really made the experience hit home. And yes, even JJ was surprised there was enough room in some of them for all 6’5″ of him! Watch him talk about it here.
Thank you to FOX Sports Wisconsin for having JJ and his mom, Connie, in studio during Friday’s Brewers pre-game show at 6:30 pm to talk about his 5K Run/Walk. There’s still time to sign up and join us out in Pewaukee on Saturday, June 22!
For JJ Watt, posing with the fans and smiling for the camera is a daily occurrence (and sometimes more like a several hundred times a day occurrence) but that doesn’t stop JJ from going the extra step to try to really connect with the fans and make the moment personal. In this “My Story,” JJ talks about doing just that on his recent USO tour to Afghanistan. Video.
“You never get tired of signing autographs for folks in the military.” In this latest episode of “My Story,” JJ Watt talks more about his March 2013 trip to Afghanistan as part of the USO tour. Besides the usual helmets, jackets, and shirts, Watt was even asked to sign some of his very own Texans gear that soldiers had brought with them overseas. Pretty rad. Check out the video here.
JJ Watt, Texans team president Jamey Rootes and H-E-B senior vice president Armando Perez presented a check for $47,000, for the 47 team sack total in 2012, to president and CEO of the Houston Food Bank Brian Greene on Friday. This money translates into 141,000 meals for hungry Houstonians! Video.