J.J. Watt to receive honorary degree from Baylor College of Medicine
HOUSTON (CBS 58) – Houston Texans star and Pewaukee native J.J. Watt will receive an honorary degree from Baylor College of Medicine in May.
He is known for his efforts both on and off the football field. @JJWatt of the @HoustonTexans raised more than $37 million to support Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, will receive a Doctor of Humanities in Medicine degree. https://t.co/G4A1p2K6cz pic.twitter.com/UAoM1WTnRa— BCMHouston (@bcmhouston) February 15, 2018
The college says Watt is receiving the honorary degree for playing a major role in serving the community after Hurricane Harvey. Watt helped raise more than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston last fall.
On February 3, Watt was named the 2017 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year and in December was named one of Sports Illustrated’s “Sportspersons of the Year.”