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Found December 28, 2012 on The Victory Formation:
PLAYERS: J.J. Watt
TEAMS: Houston Texans

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JJ Watt may not win NFL MVP, but the Houston Texans defensive end is definitely one of more valuable individuals playing in the NFL this season. Watt tweeted this photo earlier on Friday in what appears to be children from Newton, CT. Days after the tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook elementary, Watt wore gloves with the town’s name on them.

Usually, when Watt is in this position, he is ready to bring terror on opposing QBs. These kids couldn’t be more excited to be lined up across from him.

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