Sportsperson Of The Year Honorees Named

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 10: J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans enters the field with Texas flag against the Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium on September 10, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

Sports Illustrated has announced their honorees for the annual Sportsperson Of The Year.

J.J. Watt and José Altuve are our 2017 Sportsperson Of The Year recipients.

Both players are representing Houston, Texas: Watt on the Texans and Altuve on the Astros.

Former SI managing editor Mark Mulvoy once said, “Sportsperson should always transcend the mere playing of the game… Let’s do something on all these athletes who are doing meaningful things, making the world better.”

Watt’s contributions include raising over $37 million in Hurricane Harvey relief aid, while Altuve was on the World Series winning Astros that gave Houston something to celebrate.

See the new cover photo below.

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