JJ Watt takes on Delaware fan in game of four square
3:46 PM, Aug 7, 2017
4:39 PM, Aug 7, 2017
Wisconsin native and NFL star JJ Watt continued to prove his commitment to fans this week, inviting a young fan from Delaware to participate in the Texan’s D-line’s pre-practice ritual game of four square.
According to a post on Watt’s Instagram page, some Houston players notice a young boy with a sign that read, “JJ - I drove from Delaware to play you in 4-square,” outside of the Texans’ training camp.
Watt said the defensive lineman get loose with a game of four square before every practice.
“We brought him into the game and quickly found out he wasn't messing around. He eliminated one of his opponents with his very first hit,” Watt said in the post.
The former Badger and Pewaukee native said bringing excitement and joy to a fan reminded him that football is more than a game.
“To every fan that wears our jersey, to every kid who pretends to be their favorite player in the backyard, to everyone from every part of the world who supports us, thank you,” Watt said in the post. “We hear the cheers, we read the fan mail, we see the social media posts. We appreciate all of your support and we realize how fortunate we are to be able to play this game for a living.”