Why JJ Watt Thinks He Doesn't Deserve Sportsperson of The Year

Why JJ Watt Thinks He Doesn't Deserve Sportsperson of The Year

Just hours after the announcement that he had won the Sports Illustrated "Sportsperson of the Year" award, Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and expressed his admiration for his friend and fellow award victor.

On Monday, the magazine announced Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J.

Watt and Altuve were recognized for their contributions both on and off the field and for embodying this year's key theme of "Athletes Who Care". However, his fundraising efforts after Hurricane Harvey brought in a reported $37 million - of which more than $30 million being distributed to numerous charities to help with hurricane relief efforts. "I also feel like the Astros did much more in the sporting realm to help this city". "To see the people that you know going through such tough times, I just wanted to help in any way that I can". More than 200,000 people donated to the campaign before Watt closed the donation phase and moved to distributing the money. "There's so many good people", Watt said of the donations.

"We felt really bad, but we couldn't do too much because we were playing".

Altuve and the Astros won the 2017 World Series in November when they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games.

The 27-year-old Altuve - a native of Venezuela - was quickly embraced by Houston fans after he came up in 2011 thanks to his high-energy plays and the forceful bat he provides from his 5-foot-6 frame.

Watt will accept the award at the Sportsperson of the Year ceremony in New York City on Tuesday night. "With that in mind, I went to work with nonprofit organizations who have boots on the ground here in Houston and the surrounding affected areas to put the best plan in place and I am very excited to share that with you today".



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