J.J. Watt's Heartwarming Proposal and Other Must-Reads from Around the AFC South

Nate DunlevyGuest ColumnistFebruary 1, 2013

Jan 25, 2013, Ko Olina, HI, USA; AFC defensive end J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans (99) at AFC media day for the 2013 Pro Bowl at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

J.J. Watt will likely win Defensive Player of the Year at a ceremony Saturday night, but he's already won the heart of Houston.

Turns out, one particular heart he owns more than most.

According to Stephen Douglas of the Big Lead, Watt set up a cute, but obviously fake, proposal to a six-year-old girl who starred in a Youtube video.

Little Brianna was heartbroken she couldn't marry Watt because she's not 25 years old.

Watt reached out to the family and set up a meeting with the child and even dropped to one knee to propose.

Watt has a well-documented history of making a difference in the lives of kids and it's fantastic to see an athlete reaching out to fans, even little ones.

It's just one more reason Watt has become the heart of the Texans and one of the most well-loved athletes in Houston.

Well, that and 20.5 sacks.


General Interest

Chase Stuart of Football Perspective says Jim is the more aggressive Harbaugh.

Bill Barnwell of Grantland shared his end-of-season awards.


Houston Texans

Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com did an interview with Watt.

Kareem Copeland of NFL.com relays reports Arian Foster may have a heart procedure.


Indianapolis Colts

Phil Richards of the Indianapolis Star runs down coaching additions by the Colts.


Tennessee Titans

Kuharsky reviews Randy Moss's stint in Tennessee.

Tom Gower of Total Titans has defensive notes from Week 17.


Jacksonville Jaguars

Karen Brune Mathis of the Financial News & Daily Record has an interview with Wayne Weaver.

Kuharsky on ESPN.com says Greg Roman shared thoughts on David Caldwell.

Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union traces a turning point for the Jaguars and Ravens.