J.J. Watt has used his celebrity to benefit others, whether raising more than $37 million in hurricane relief efforts following the Harvey devastation in Houston or even in smaller samplings, such as sending an entire troop of United States soldiers deployed in Afghanistan his signature Reebok trainer.
Following the release of the Reebok JJ II in 2017, the NFL star exchanged info with a soldier deployed in Afghanistan in an effort to get his entire unit geared up in the sneaker. Watt has made good on that effort, much to the delight of the soldiers serving the United States abroad.
In an exchange of tweets, one soldier thanked Watt, which prompted a reply from the football player-turned-shoe designer.
The JJ II follows in the footsteps of Watt’s original signature with Reebok, both designed for cross training in the gym. “What I love about the Reebok JJ II is that it’s so versatile in the weight room,” Watt said. “You can do any type of workout with it, but then you can also — right after the gym — go out and wear it on the streets. It’s the best performance shoe I’ve ever worn.”
Using a Lenoweave upper for breathability and reduced weight, the low-cut design with additional support in Nike Texans #99 J.J. Watt Navy Blue Team Color Men’s Stitched NFL Vapor Untouchable Limited Jersey the midsole make the shoes ideal for weight training, agility work and other in-the-gym workouts. A rubber outsole provides traction, and Reebok’s LiquidFoam offers cushioning stabilization.
The JJ II released in its original colorway in summer 2017 and has experienced updated ones ever since the initial launch.
Tyrann Mathieu is heading to Houston, and JJ Watt loves it.
The Honey Badger agreed to a one-year deal with the Texans, as first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Watt learned of the news and sent this perfect tweet featuring some honey pot emojis.
Mathieu, who turns 26 in May, had 78 total tackles, a sack, and two interceptions last season. He was spectacular in 2015, making 89 tackles with five interceptions in 14 games.
The Texans are clearly prioritizing their secondary this season, as they’ve signed Aaron Colvin in addition to Mathieu.
Watt received the 2018 Laureus Sporting Inspiration Award for his humanitarian efforts after Hurricane Harvey devastated Southeast Texas last fall. The three-time AP Defensive Player of the Year raised a staggering $37 million in less than three weeks to help flood victims in Houston and surrounding areas.
The Laureus World Sports awards honors the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen across all sports each year and seen in more than 160 countries.
A Media Nominations Panel from more than 100 countries selects the award nominees. The Laureus World Sports Academy then votes by secret ballot to determine the award winners.
“As athletes we have a great platform,” Watt said. “People all over the world watch us, they follow our every move. We need to use that for good. We need to use that to help change the world for the better. “