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J.J. Watt Continues To Be An Inspiration For Us All

Former Badger JJ Watt was profiled by ESPN before he took the field for Monday Night Football for his relationship with three children who were orphaned after their parents died in a car crash.

Scott Halleran

Former Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt is an incredible football player, and an even better human. In just his second season in the NFL, the Houston Texans star is in consideration for the defensive player of the year in the league. He's also one of the most caring individuals to ever don a Badger uniform.

Most people are already aware of his charitable work while he was playing for Wisconsin, including his "Dream Big, Work Hard" campaign. Watt has continued that as his career has taken off into stardom in the NFL, and he continues to be an inspiration for all of us.

Watt has gained a lot of publicity for his play in the league this season, and was profiled by ESPN for his work off the field in a pre-game special before Monday Night Football tonight. After three children were left orphaned after a car crash, Watt established a friendship with the kids during a very trying time in their lives.

Great work by ESPN, great work by Watt. We're all proud to call you a Badger.

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