JJ Watt takes on Delaware fan in game of four square

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.

 

Everyday before practice, the DLine plays 4 square to get loose. The other day, a couple of the guys spotted this boy and his sign out at practice very early, far before most fans had arrived. His family drove down from Delaware and showed up to practice extra early just to watch us play 4 square and possibly get a round in himself. 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. (We won't say who he eliminated ::cough cough:: Cov ::cough cough::) After his turn had come to an end, the guys gave him high fives and he went back to his family. The pure joy and excitement that he brought, even for that short amount of time was such a brilliant reminder that this is all so much bigger than just 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. 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. PS - Peep his socks. #Swag

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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.”

 

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