Arizona Cardinals star JJ Watt has unveiled a new shoe to honor the service of American military hero and former NFL player Pat Tillman.
As Memorial Day nears, Watt helped introduce the Reebok JJ IV Valor training shoe to pay tribute to Pat Tillman, who gave up a football career with the Arizona Cardinals to join the military in the wake of the devastating attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Tillman was later killed in combat in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004.
Watt noted that he consulted with Tillman’s widow ahead of the project, Yahoo Sports reported.
“It has been an absolute privilege to work hand-in-hand with Pat’s widow, Marie Tillman, and CEO of the Pat Tillman Foundation, Dan Futrell, to ensure that this shoe properly and appropriately represents and honors Pat in a way that he would be proud of,” Watt said on Thursday.
“The JJ IV