Ohio freshman football coach gets surprise tweet - and possibly new shoes - from J.J. Watt

Houston Texans superstar J.J. Watt said he hopes to coach high school football after he retires from the NFL (Photo: John David Mercer/USA TODAY Sports Images)

Ohio freshman football coach gets surprise tweet - and possibly new shoes - from J.J. Watt

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Ohio freshman football coach gets surprise tweet - and possibly new shoes - from J.J. Watt

Like most college students, Gavin Winters doesn’t appear to have a deep well of disposable income.

As a college student with a Twitter account is sometimes wont to do, Winters bemoaned this fact on social media. Wednesday afternoon, upon seeing a tweet from ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell about a new signature training shoe from Houston Texans star J.J. Watt, Winters tagged the shoe’s front man in a tweet.

As Rovell noted, Watt’s new training shoe hits stores Friday for $99 (Watt’s uniform number).

From there, the “social” part of social media came in handy for Winters, whose Twitter bio says he is a freshman football coach at Bowling Green (Ohio) as well as a rising junior at Bowling Green State University. According to his Hudl profile, Winters was an offensive and defensive tackle for the Bowling Green High football team before graduating in 2015.

Watt quoted Winters’ tweet, illustrating his past life as a broke college student (first at Central Michigan, then at Wisconsin) by referencing his once-necessary penchant for ramen noodles.

Watt followed up, according to Winters.

“He just said, ‘I got you Gavin,'” Winters said. “He asked for my address and show size and said he would send them over this weekend.”

Look for him to possibly be styling and profiling with them on the Bowling Green High sideline this fall.

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