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J.J. Watt preps pizza at Papa John’s, makes deliveries as part of charity event (vid/pics)


J.J. Watt announced in July that as part of a charitable partnership between the J.J. Watt Foundation and Papa John’s, he would be delivering pizza himself to some very lucky Houston Texans fans.

On Tuesday this week, Watt got his hands dirty, whipping up some pizzas himself as part of a weekly promotional campaign.

“Every single Tuesday there will be a winner and they’ll get a phone call from me,” Watt explained in July, via the Texans official site. “At some point—I’m a little busy during the season—but at some point you’re gonna have a pizza delivered by me. A little personal pizza party, and it’s pretty cool to interact with the fans that way.”

Twenty-six people will win a pizza party for 10 with the pies being delivered by the Texans defensive lineman himself.

After his appearance at the pizza shop, Watt intended to spend part of Tuesday afternoon delivering pizzas.

As part of the charitable endeavor, 10 percent of all Tuesday sales reportedly will go to the J.J. Watt Foundation.

“The best part about this is that it’s for a great cause. It’s for kids and we’re gonna raise a whole lot of money for kids,” Watt said. “We’re talking a few hundred thousand dollars hopefully. If you order a pizza on Tuesday during the season, you’re gonna be changing a child’s life which is really special.”

Getting a bunch of pizzas delivered by Watt to their home would be quite the thrill for any Texans fan. Although given his less-than-stellar pie-making skills, as evidenced in the video, perhaps Watt, who actually worked as a delivery guy in college, should “sack” the pizza-making bit and stick to delivering them.

All kidding aside, Watt’s technique isn’t half-bad. It could use a little work, but all in all, not too shabby, especially for a novice.

And it’s all for a good cause, too. Kudos to Watt and Papa John’s for using pizza to make a positive impact on the world, as if pizza, in all its infinite and cheesy deliciousness, hasn’t made a significant enough cultural impact on its own.