HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- After the Houston Texans defeated the Buffalo Bills, many fans were thinking, "this is the way." However; we don't know if J.J. Watt would understand that reference because despite the excitement of some fans on Twitter, he wasn't wearing a Mandalorian patch.
After his momentum changing sack, Watt may have been thinking, "I have spoken," but the patch isn't the symbol of a fan. It's proof of Watt's big heart and his good works in our community. Watt earned the gold addition to his Texans jersey when he won Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2017.
The award honors a player's volunteer and charity work, as well as his excellence on the field. Every winner gets a patch added to their jersey the rest of their career.
The whole country knows that in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Watt raised more than $37 million for relief efforts. Houston knows even more reasons to love the defensive end.
Watt hosts his annual Charity Classic softball game to raise money for the J.J. Watt Foundation. So far, over $5,000,000 has been distributed to schools in 37 states across the country, Watt says.
He also does smaller acts of kindness like donating $10,000 to a slain Wisconsin firefighter's family, paying for the funerals of all the Santa Fe High School victims, and sending pairs of his signature shoes to service members in Afghanistan for free.