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JJ Watt receives honorary doctorate for Hurricane Harvey charitable work

Posted: 1:39 PM, May 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-30 14:39:39-04

Doctor JJ Watt. Has a nice ring to it, right?

Baylor University bestowed Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt with an honorary doctorate for his charitable work.

"I confer upon Justin James Watt the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humanities in Medicine and admit you to all its rights, responsibilities, and privileges. And good luck with the hoodie."

With that, Watt went from being NFL superstar to Dr. J.J. Watt. 

"I’ve had a lot of big dreams in my life, but not even I dreamt that I could one day become a Doctor," Watt wrote on Twitter.

He was granted an honorary doctorate for his efforts during Hurricane Harvey relief where he raised more than $37 million. 

The students receiving their own Ph.D’s and doctorates were more than thrilled to have Watt share their big day.