J.J. Watt to receive honorary degree from Baylor College of Medicine

The Doctor of Humanities in Medicine degree is to recognize Watt's Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. He spearheaded a campaign to raise more than $37 million to help families rebuild.

Weeks after he was named NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year. J.J. Watt is getting another big honor.

The Houston Texans star will be given an honorary degree from the Baylor College of Medicine.

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The Doctor of Humanities in Medicine degree is to recognize Watt’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. He spearheaded a campaign to raise more than $37 million to help families rebuild.

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Watt tweeted, “Incredibly honored, thank you. Our work is far from over.”

Houston’s EMS director David Persse will also receive the degree at the commencement ceremony in May for his efforts in meeting the community’s medical needs after Harvey.