Football's preseason is almost here, and that means a lot of exciting things are on the horizon: Hard Knocks, the drama of inevitable training camp hold-outs, and, if we're lucky, some fun brawls during joint preseason practices. For J.J. Watt, there's one thing he's excited about in particular. The Texans superstar defensive end, who grew up a Green Bay Packers fan and attended the University of Wisconsin, talked to the media Saturday about what it will be like to participate in joint practices with the Packers in advance of their preseason matchup.


Man, it's hard not to like J.J. Watt. Talking about himself as a young fan is something that almost every sports fan can relate to, and it's awesome to see a guy whose childhood dreams became such an incredible reality.


Watt seems genuinely ecstatic to get the opportunity to practice at Lambeau Field, just like he dreamed of as a kid.


After an injury wiped out most of Watt's 2017 season, he was back to form in 2018 with 16 sacks. He'll be looking for more of the same this year, but before he does that, it'll be fun to watch him play against his hometown Packers in August.