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Texans JJ Watt receives honorary doctorate degree from Baylor

Students obtaining their medical degrees, and those earning doctorates had Watt alongside them, for which he was honored. He also urged them to use their careers for the better good of society.


Kahron Spearman


During the graduation ceremony for Baylor College of Medicine at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in downtown, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was given an honorary doctorate from the school for his efforts during Hurricane Harvey relief.

 

Students obtaining their medical degrees, and those earning doctorates had Watt alongside them, for which he was honored.

I've had a lot of big dreams in my life but not even I dreamed I'd become a doctor one day.

"It was awesome," said graduate Vitaliy Bondar, per KHOU. "His speech was very personal, very frank, and I really loved for him to be there, and it was just a very good experience to have."

 

In his speech, Watt, who raised more than $37 million for Harvey relief, pressed the graduates to use their power positively.

 

"What I challenge you to do is to help bring out that inherent good in everyone around you," Watt said. "Help be that positive light. Help be that person that everybody else wants to be around, and help be that energy that takes this world into an even better place."

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