Woman starts petition to rename Texas highway after JJ Watt

Woman starts petition to rename Texas highway after JJ Watt
Posted at 2:57 PM, Sep 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-04 15:57:33-04

Houston fans already loved JJ Watt, but his recent efforts to help Hurricane Harvey victims has taken it one step further.

A Houston woman has started an online petition to rename STH 99 (Watt's number) "The JJ Watt Parkway."

According to the website, the petition was started by a woman named Lindsay Duke. Here's what she had to say about why she started the petition:

JJ Watt has been an exemplary humanitarian and Houstonian. He has given to our great city more than we could ever have asked for !  Through his fundraising efforts over 12.6 million dollars was raised to aide Houstonians suffering loss due to Hurricane Harvey! As a token of our appreciation not only should SH 99 bear his number but also his name!

As of Monday afternoon, the petition had almost 76,000 signatures. The goal is 150,000.

On Sunday, Watt, his teammates and countless volunteers unloaded 10 semi trucks worth of donations for Harvey victims. 

According to Watt's Twitter account, those donations are "just the beginning."

If you'd like to sign the petition, you can visit it here.


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