Dr. Watt we Presume? JJ Watt Receives Honorary Degree
Humanitarian, philanthropist, defensive end, and now Doctor.
J.J. Watt the Houston Texan's star defensive end now can add Doctor to his list of well-earned titles. On Tuesday Watt posted on his social media platforms that he now holds an honorary doctorate from Baylor University.
Baylor College of Medicine announced in a press release that Watt and Houston Emergency Medical Services Director Dr. David Persse would receive honorary degrees from the university.
Watt tweeted: "I am truly humbled and honored to receive the degree of Doctor of Humanities in Medicine from the Baylor College of Medicine! I've had a lot of big dreams in my life, but not even I dreamt that I could one day become a Doctor."
Watt who spearheaded the raising of millions of dollars for Houston's victims of Hurricane Harvey flooding was also honored along with Jose Altuve as the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, Watt also earned the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
J.J. Watt also just recently stepped forward to pay for all of the funerals of the Santa Fe school shooting victims.
Today's society somehow produces fewer true role models for all ages to look up to, and perhaps emulate. We're fortunate that J.J. Watt symbolizes much of what the true meaning and value of life, sharing and giving back to the community in return for the talent you've been given actually are.