Last month, a seven-year-old kid named Anthony Tarrantelli autographed his football jersey and sent it to J.J. Watt. Watt got a kick out of it and posted a photo of the jersey and accompanying note on Twitter.
Later, Watt sent Tarrantelli a few pieces of memorabilia, including game-worn cleats, and a letter. "He told him to stay confident in himself, and keep working hard," Anthony's dad told TMZ Sports.
The cleats were the ones Watt wore in the season finale against the Jaguars, when he recorded three of his 20.5 sacks this season.
- Dan Gartland