J.J. Watt doesn’t seem like a guy who takes no for an answer. What the 7-year-old version of the Houston Texans defensive end wished for underscores that.
Watt’s three sacks in Week 17 gave him 17 1/2 for the season. He also recorded 20 1/2 sacks in 2012 and 2014, so Sunday’s benchmark made him just the second player in NFL history to record 15 or more sacks in three of his first five NFL seasons, joining Hall of Famer Reggie White.
That’s a picture of 7-year-old Watt, listing White as his favorite player and claiming he wants to be a football player some day. Little did he know he’d be mentioned in the same breath as him.
He weighed in on the accomplishment on Twitter:
Watt’s got a long way to go to be at the level White was for 15 seasons, but he’s certainly gotten off to the right start.
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