J.J. Watt, José Altuve are SI's 2017 Sportsperson of the Year Honorees

HOUSTON – J.J. Watt made another appearance on The Tonight Show, but this one was extra special because Jimmy Fallon revealed a big honor for Watt.

The 2017 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year honoree raised over $37 million for Hurricane Harvey recovery. He spoke with Jimmy about those efforts as well as his injury and his stylish cane.

But J.J. is not alone in the honor. The Astros’ José Altuve is also an honoree this year.

“The 5' 6'' Altuve had his own contribution to Houston’s post-storm recovery. The personal journey of the Astros second baseman is an inspirational one, a classic tale of an underestimated athlete overcoming the longest of odds,” wrote Sports Illustrated.

“The stories of these two athletes who care represent two very different paths, but they led to the same destination: #HoustonStrong. Congratulations to J.J. Watt and José Altuve, our 2017 Sportsperson of the Year honorees.”

Read the article, tap here.

Watch J.J.’s appearance on Fallon, tap here.

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