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

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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.