J.J. Watt is a man of his word.
After a precocious 7-year-old kid named Anthony Tarantelli sent him his own autographed jersey and declared himself the “most feared pass rusher” in his youth football league, Watt said he’d return the favor. And the Houston Texans defensive end went above and beyond.
Watt sent Anthony an autographed jersey, a hat, game-used cleats and a personal letter, per TMZ Sports.
“He told him to stay confident in himself, and keep working hard,” Anthony’s father told TMZ.
The cleats were the ones Watt wore in Week 17 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, when he sacked quarterback Blake Bortles three times and became the first player in NFL history to record multiple 20-plus sack seasons.
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