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J.J. Watt Makes Diving Touchdown Catch, Is Not Like Other Defensive Ends

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 16:  J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans makes a touchdown catch in front of Chris Kirksey #58 of th
CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 16: J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans makes a touchdown catch in front of Chris Kirksey #58 of the Cleveland Browns during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

J.J. Watt is so much more than just a defensive end. On Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, the Houston Texans superstar showed that not only is he dominant on defense, he can make highlight-reel catches as well.

With the Texans on the two-yard line facing 1st and goal, the Pro Bowl defender lined up as a wide receiver. Running a fade route, Houston quarterback Ryan Mallett threw a pass toward the back corner of the end zone. Despite Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey blanketing him, Watt somehow made a diving catch and kept his feet in bounds for his second touchdown reception of the season.

With the score, Watt passed teammate and seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson in touchdown catches this season. He also did something no defensive end has done since 1948.

Watt finished with a touchdown catch, a sack, four solo tackles and a fumble recovery as the Texans blew out the Browns 23-7.

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