J.J. Watt has 20.5 sacks this season and is just two sacks shy of the NFL’s single-season sack record held by Michael Strahan, but maybe his most important play happened earlier this week. J.J. Tweeted out the below photo of himself lining up against some children with the words “Our new friends from Newtown, CT.” Watt appeared to be doing what he could to bring a little peace and happiness to the people who were touched by the senseless school shooting in their town just weeks prior. Watt explained to the USA TODAY: “I just wanted to give them a normal day.”
Our new friends from Newtown, CT. twitter.com/JJWatt/status/…
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) December 28, 2012
This isn’t the first time J.J. Watt has done his part to remember the fallen victims. In another show of support earlier in the year, he paid tribute by writing the town’s name on his game gloves.