While running backs, tight ends and quarterbacks get most of the attention in the NFL. Die-hard fans always like the big guys who play defensive end the best. In the modern era no player is better than the Houston Texans' JJ Watt.
While most of the famous Texas defensive tight ends have played for the Dallas Cowboys, none of them were better than JJ Watt. Even folks who are not Houston Texans fans know who Watt is and many follow his career with intense interest.
Like many other great NFL players, JJ Watt is involved in charitable work in the Houston area. It is not uncommon to see Watt walking the halls of children's hospitals in Harris County giving hope to sick kids who look at him as a superhero.
Sadly, most of the news media attention in the NFL these days is given to the players who are up to no good when they are not playing football. The 2015 season has been no exception to that unfortunate rule. That is why I'm glad there are players like JJ who give of themselves to not only be the best of the best on the football field, but follow that same policy when they are not.
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