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updated 7:35 PM UTC, Jul 22, 2019

Former Badger Star Watt Wins Payton Award

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in Sports

Former Wisconsin Badger star J.J. Watt has been named the Walter Payton N-F-L Man of the Year for his fundraising efforts after Hurricane Harvey. 

Watt actually played only five games in 2017 after suffering an injury.  He had hoped to raise 200-thousand dollars to help hurricane victims after the storm devastated Houston.  His effort wound up receiving more than 37-million dollars in donations in less than three weeks.  Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson and Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen were the other two finalists for the Payton award.

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