J.J. Watt, already Sports Illustrated's co-Sportsman of the Year and the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year, is about to add a scholarly salute: a Baylor College of Medicine honorary doctorate.

The elite Houston medical school announced Thursday it will give Watt a Doctor of Humanities in Medicine degree for his Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The college awards the honorary degree at its annual commencement ceremonies to individuals who have provided exceptional support or service directly or indirectly to Baylor or to academic medicine as a whole and to the community at large.

Houston Emergency Medical Services Director Dr. David Persse is also receiving the degree.