Former Wisconsin great J.J. Watt is known for demoralizing opposing offenses on the field. But this was a different challenge.
The 3-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year recently trained as a firefighter, getting even more respect for his father’s profession of almost 30 years.
As Watt put it, it’s definitely a different perspective. A mistake he makes means the Houston Texans have a bad play. The stakes are much high for firefighters — and they don’t know when they’ll be called into action.
Crazy respect to all the firefighters out there. Working out in full gear was no joke. Much respect & appreciation to all first responders.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) August 11, 2016
On the football field, Watt had offseason surgery to repair a herniated disc, but he’s expected to be ready for the regular season. The Texans begin their season Sept. 11 against Chicago.