March 07, 2021

JJ Watt has twice demonstrated that he is a full member of the Texas community both on and off the field

What’s The 411Sports’ Athlete of the Week spotlight goes to JJ Watt, a defensive end for the Houston Texans. Watt offered to pay for the funerals of the Santa Fe shooting victims.

Ten people were killed on the morning of May 18, 2018, and 10 more were wounded when a 17-year-old carrying a shotgun and revolver opened fire at the high school about 30 miles from downtown Houston.

Watt is demonstrating that he has a heart the size of Texas; If you recall, Watt raised over $37 million to aid the recovery from Hurricane Harvey in Houston last year.


Jaylen Brown is dispelling the notion that professional athletes are unintelligent

This week, our Athlete Spotlight is on Boston Celtics small forward Jaylen Brown.

When Harvard University learned that Brown had been visiting the school and speaking to professors, the Ivy League school reached out to Brown last week on Twitter. Harvard invited him to come to the university to speak to Harvard students about his thoughts on education. Of course, he gladly agreed.

Brown, who put his degree at the University of California, Berkeley on hold to play in the NBA, wrote a thesis on the impact that institutionalized sports have on education.

Now, other schools want Brown to come and speak to their students.

 Did you know that Harvard is known as the "Duke of the North"?


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