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Texans’ JJ Watt receives honorary doctorate for Hurricane Harvey work

Houston Texans' J.J. Watt has been honoured with a degree of Doctor of Humanities in Medicine for his efforts following Hurricane Harvey.

News 30 May 2018, 19:45 IST

J.J. Watt

J.J. Watt can add a doctorate degree to his impressive list of off-field achievements.

On Tuesday, the Houston Texans defensive end was awarded an honorary doctorate from Baylor College of Medicine for his relief work following Hurricane Harvey.

Watt raised more than $37 million for Harvey relief after setting an initial goal of $200,000 and was awarded the Walter Payton Man of the Year award for his accomplishment.

The four-time All-Pro was also named the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year and included on the TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world.

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