J.J. Watt

Texans DE J.J. Watt wins Walter Payton NFL Man of Year Award over Ravens TE Benjamin Watson

Texans DE J.J. Watt wins Walter Payton NFL Man of Year Award over Ravens TE Benjamin Watson

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, whose fundraising efforts for Hurricane Harvey garnered national attention, received the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award on Saturday at the NFL Honors Show at the University of Minnesota.

Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson and Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen were the other finalists for the award. Watt was considered the favorite after he raised $37 million in less than three weeks for relief efforts in Houston following the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey.

The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award is given annually to a player who demonstrates excellence on and off the field.

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