Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson continues to give back to others, and he’s doing so in a big way this Sunday for the Super Bowl.
When the Houston Texans selected Deshaun Watson three years ago, they not only drafted a quarterback to be the face of the franchise, but they also gained a player who cares for others and the surrounding community.
In his latest moment of kindness, Watson, along with the USAA, Official NFL Salute to Service Partner and the United Service Organizations (USO), has awarded Lieutenant Colonel Roger Miranda two tickets to the Super Bowl for this Sunday.
Watson tweeted about the event:
In a press release, Watson was quoted about awarding Lieutenant Colonel Miranda the Super Bowl trip:
"“With twenty-two years of military service to his name including multiple overseas deployments, Lieutenant Colonel Miranda is an extraordinary example of what it means to be Army Strong,” said Deshaun Watson. “I am honored to partner with USAA and the USO to award LTC Roger Miranda and his wife Crystal with this trip to Super Bowl LIV in Miami in recognition of his service to our country.”"
The press release also stated the following information about Lieutenant Colonel Miranda:
"“Lieutenant Colonel Roger Miranda started his 22-year long military career in 1997 when he joined the United States Army. He served as a Field Artillery Officer for the first 10 years of his service with stations at Fort Sill, OK; and Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter in Hawaii. He then transferred into the Modeling & Simulations Office and worked to help train other service members. He served in this role for 12 years, with stations at Fort Leavenworth, KS; Orlando, FL; and Fort Hood, TX.”"
The press release continued wit the following:
"“During his military service, he twice deployed to Afghanistan, first in 2004 and again 10 years later 2014. He was also served to Kuwait during 2017. Since retiring, Lieutenant Colonel Miranda regularly volunteers to increase awareness among veterans of the employment opportunities available in the tech industry. A native of Newark, NJ, Miranda now resides in Belton, TX and is employed as a technical IT recruiter in Austin, TX. He is a New York Jets fan, and is planning on attending the Super Bowl with his wife, Crystal.”"
Like we’ve all said many times, the Texans are lucky to have Watson not only as their quarterback, but as the face of the franchise and a person who goes above and beyond to be a great role model to every fan of the Texans, and dare we say, the NFL.
Watson is the type of person we should strive to be in helping others and caring for others, as he has shown with his actions since joining the NFL and the Texans in 2017. Watson just completed his third season with the Texans, leading the team to a 10-6 overall record, a second straight AFC South Championship and a playoff win.
This past season, Watson passed for 3,852 yards with 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 15 games. He also rushed for 413 yards and seven touchdowns on 82 carries.
Congratulations to Lieutenant Colonel Miranda, and enjoy the trip to the Super Bowl, as it is well-deserved.