J.J. Watt is now one of the biggest stars in the NFL and this latest interaction clearly proves why. He is a native of Texas, plays his professional football in Houston, and in his downtime, he likes to show his support for the hometown team, the Houston Rockets.
Prior to the start of the game between the Rockets and the Mavericks, 12-year-old Nicholas Connors treated everyone with his rendition of the national anthem. Watt was so enthused after hearing the boy sing that he got up to give him a hug.
Like anyone else who lives in the state of Texas or beyond, Connors was in shock when he realized who it was coming to greet him and he was delighted to see the defensive star. In case anyone doesn’t know, J.J. Watt is a defensive end for Houston Texans and played his college football at Wisconsin (he was also seen cheering on the Badgers in the NCAA tournament recently).
J.J. Watt left his seat in order to congratulate the young fan and he gave the most priceless reaction that you could have imagined. Whether the national anthem and Watt presence had anything to do with it or not, the Houston Rockets also managed to handle the Dallas Mavericks again fairly easily and won 111-99.
Check out the full video of the enthused Houston fan before he met J.J. Watt:
He certainly has quite a range for a 12-year-old and, as his mom mentioned in the post, he was even battling tonsillitis when he sang the song. Can you imagine what he sounds like when he is at full health?
J.J. Watt also took to Twitter the morning after the encounter in order to get further contact with Nicholas. With some help from the fans, he should be able to find him.
Could y'all help me get in contact with Nicholas? He dominated the national anthem last night. https://t.co/bcu48d4kJA
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) April 22, 2015