Houston Texans' J.J. Watt Shows Off His Hockey Skills

Kenny Dorset@kdorsetDirector of Social MediaFebruary 11, 2014

(via Instagram)

In case you needed more evidence that Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is an extraordinary athlete, look no further than this. 

The 6'5", 290-pound All-Pro took to Instagram to show off his hockey skills:

Watt grew up in Wisconsin and has always had a love for hockey. He told SI.com's Peter King  last year that he could have ended up being a hockey player if it wasn't for financial issues:

“I grew up in Wisconsin loving hockey. I mean, I started when I was three years old on skates. I played all over—in Canada all the time, all over the U.S., over in Germany for a 10-day tournament. Hockey, honestly, was my first love. The excitement, the fast pace, the intensity of the game … I still love it to this day. Really, I had to quit. It was financial. I have two younger brothers and we were all playing on a travel team, and it was extremely expensive. My family is a middle class family. When I grew up and learned how much it actually cost for us to play hockey, I could not believe that my parents let us play as long as they did. Now I’m forever grateful for my parents even giving me the opportunity, because honestly those were some of the best years of my life. Now that I understand how much it cost, I’m so thankful to my parents.”

It sounds like Watt still has dreams of playing. He captioned the Instagram post: "Just in case Patrick Kane calls from Sochi..."

[Instagram]

Related

    Julio Jones Isn't Drinking the TO Kool-Aid

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Julio Jones Isn't Drinking the TO Kool-Aid

    Mike Freeman
    via Bleacher Report

    Brady Hints at Retiring at 45 with IG Comment

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Brady Hints at Retiring at 45 with IG Comment

    Joseph Zucker
    via Bleacher Report

    Report: Jameis Braces for Suspension

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Report: Jameis Braces for Suspension

    Kyle Newport
    via Bleacher Report

    Rivers' Offseason Job? Playcaller for Son's Football Team

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Rivers' Offseason Job? Playcaller for Son's Football Team

    Eric D. Williams
    via ESPN.com