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J.J. Watt to receive honorary doctorate from Baylor

By on February 16, 2018

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt will get rewarded for his humanitarian efforts.

Baylor College of Medicine confirmed Thursday that the 28-year old will receive a Doctor of Humanities in Medicine degree from the school for his efforts in raising money for Hurricane Harvey relief victims.

“Each year for Commencement, we choose a speaker to provide meaningful words to our graduates and we award honorary degrees to those who have made a major impact on the College, our community or academic medicine in general,” said Dr. Paul Klotman, president, CEO and executive dean of Baylor.

“Dr. Lefkowitz’s groundbreaking research in cell receptors has been recognized around the globe. Dr. McPherson’s important contributions to science were made right here in Houston, at Baylor, as a retinal specialist.”

Watt, was recently named the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year earlier this month, helped raise over $37 million for those affected by the devastating floods that hit Houston, Texas in August 2017.

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