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HOUSTON Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has been a busy man this off-season.

He s made fans dreams come true through social media, he visited the troops overseas in the Middle East and now, he s taking to the baseball diamond.

The Astros announced on Tuesday that the Defensive Player of the Year has been selected to throw out the first pitch before the team s opener against the Texas Rangers on March 31st.

Watt, who is huge baseball fan, has donned the Astros colors since being picked by the Texans in 2011. He even wore a retro Craig Biggio jersery during one his press conferences after the Hall of Fame vote.

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