Texans star J.J. Watt now an uncle, shares precious photos

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J.J. Watt may be a fearsome football player, but as an uncle he shows a softer side. The Houston Texans defensive star could not wait to share photographs of his new nephew on Twitter.

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Watt, along with his brother T.J. Watt, traveled to see infant Logans, the son of Derek Watt, KHOU reported.

The Watt brothers play in the NFL. In addition to J.J., who is a defensive end with the Texans, T.J. Watt plays outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, while Derek Watt is a fullback for the Los Angeles Chargers, the television station reported.

The focus Sunday, however, was on the newest addition to the family.

"Words can't even begin to describe it!! So happy for you @DerekWatt34 & @gabriella_watt2!! Logan is so Incredibly precious and I am honored to be his favorite uncle," J.J. Watt tweeted. "I intend to defend that title with every fiber of my being!"

The Texans' star also poked fun at his brother, T.J. Watt, who was teasing about Logan's expression, noting on Twitter that "Logan is not having it from uncle JJ."

“Do you know how comfortable you have to be to fall asleep like that in somebody’s arms?!? He’s clearly living his best life! #HeCriedTheMomentHeSawYou” “J.J. Watt retorted.

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