J.J. Watt puts endurance skills to test with youth girls' soccer team
A four-time Pro Bowler, J.J. Watt has done a lot to prove he's one of the best football players in the game. He's also shown he can hit home runs on the softball field, and judging by his latest #ThrowbackThursday, could have fared well on the ice.
Where Watt struggles is the pitch.
As part of a Gatorade campaign, Watt put his skills to the test by training with the Houston-based Albion Hurricanes FC girls' soccer team.
Sure, Watt is familiar with the game given his relationship with Houston Dash forward Kealia Ohai, who was on the U.S. women's national team roster in April but suffered a knee injury in June. He sounded confident he could handle what these young players do on a day-to-day basis. "I feel like I could take these girls," he said.
What did they think?
"I don't want him to show up being like, 'Oh yeah, I got this,' " said Liv Green, a right center back.
Green 1, Watt 0.
Watt didn't have a problem scoring goals, but seemed to struggle with his endurance. After all, a football play lasts a couple of seconds before the whistle.
"It's a lot of running," he said. "A lot."