In the Watt family, making history seems like something they do on the regular. Well, Steelers OLB T.J. Watt and his brother, future Hall of Famer J.J. Watt, have made another historic landmark. This time, it is not on the field, though. Instead, it is on cereal boxes.
While the brothers never played on the same team, they seem to be setting pace with one another. Well, both Watt brothers will be on the box of the industry’s most iconic cereal, Wheaties. With both brothers appearing on the same box of the Breakfast of Champions, it marks the first time that a duo have been on the same box since 1934.
In fact, Derek Watt will be on the box, too. He will be on the back on the box, marking all three brothers on the iconic cereal’s box. The box will be available starting in early August. Talking to WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, the brothers commented on the historic achievement for the family.
“It is a childhood dream come true to be on the next Wheaties box,” the brothers said. “To be included among the incredible roster of athletes who have been featured over the years is a true honor. We hope this box is a reminder for athletes and people everywhere to persevere – on the field and in life – and always champion what you’re passionate about.”
J.J. called it a career this offseason but he will have a bust in Canton. If T.J. continues on the breakneck pace he is at with the Steelers, he will join him there one day. Regardless, this is an achievement that is quite literally groundbreaking. No brother duo has ever been on the front of the Wheaties box, and they are the first duo on it since 1934. They were selected for their sports heritage and culture around the family.