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#TBT: Watch freshman J.J. Watt catch pass as tight end for Central Michigan

HOUSTON, TX - CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL, JJ Watt of the Houston Texans poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL, JJ Watt of the Houston Texans poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

Before he dominated the NFL as a defensive end for the Houston Texans and before he wrecked the Big Ten as a defensive lineman for Wisconsin, J.J. Watt was a tight end at Central Michigan.

After a receiving a scholarship, Watt played for the Chippewas during the 2007 season and recorded eight catches for 77 yards as a freshman.

Here is one of those catches, from Oct. 20, 2007, against Clemson, in which Watt, wearing No. 82, shows some nice elusiveness.

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