Houston Texan player J.J. Watt was honored at the Super Bowl for his work in raising money for flooding victims in Houston after Hurricane Harvey swept through.
Before the game, Watt was recognized by being award the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award:
— NFL (@NFL) February 4, 2018
But while he was at the center of attention, Watt took to social media to recognize true heroes. With Medal of Honor recipients being present, he took a picture with the group, calling them the Greatest Of All Time:
Medal of Honor recipients. True GOATs. pic.twitter.com/siq59GmboU
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) February 4, 2018
“I cannot express how humbled and honored that I am to be mentioned in the same sentence as Walter Payton,” he told the audience during his acceptance speech early Sunday morning. “A man who did everything right, not only on the field but also off of it.”