If you’ve ever been a victim of bullying, you’re not alone. Houston Texan’s Defensive End J.J. Watt says he feels your pain. Watt is featured in the USA Network’s web feature “Characters Unite”. The show is an award-winning public service program and was created to address the social injustices and cultural divides that are prevalent in our society. The title of the show is inspired by the “Characters Welcome brand the network is known for.
This time the show has teamed up with N-F-L stars to tackle various social issues. In the episode featuring Watt, there is a young boy from Houston who has been bullied and picked on while playing sports. JJ says he can relate to 12 year old Billy Williams because he was told he was too small and not tough enough to play sports as a kid.
Watt surprises Billy and gets him teamed up with the Houston Area YMCA were he’s offered a spot on their flag football team, The Texans. As a bonus, the YMCA gave Billy a lifetime membership and JJ Watt presented his new friend with autographed cleats inscribed with Watt’s motto “Work hard, dream big”.