"Growing up in Wisconsin, a big hockey state, I started skating when I was 3 years old. I played all over," Watt told NHL.com. "The hockey community [in Wisconsin] is great. It’s very tight-knit. It’s a lot of fun. You have to be tough to play hockey. You have to work hard, and I think that’s why I was drawn to it."
He stopped playing hockey when he was 13 to focus on football. That seems to have worked out pretty well for him.
But imagine if he had stuck with hockey? He’d probably be over in Sochi right now.