J.J. Watt flattens a stage-jumper at Zac Brown Band concert

J.J. Watt flattens a stage-jumper at Zac Brown Band concert
The NFL's J.J. Watt, left, did Zac Brown and his band a favor Sunday night in Milwaukee, tackling a stage-jumper during the concert. Staged or not, it's comedy. (Patric Schneider / Associated Press, left; Evan Agostini / Associated Press, right)

J.J. Watt may have just scored himself backstage passes to any concert he wants to attend: The NFL star got professional at Zac Brown's Sunday night concert in Milwaukee and absolutely took out a fan who'd jumped on stage uninvited.

The moment is best experienced by watching the video below, but here's the gist of it: A man -- not a particularly large man -- rushes the on stage and starts dancing, getting very close to the band. Watt comes square at him from the the wings and tackles him. He doesn't wrangle the guy off stage, like security might. He tackles him. As if he, say, did that for a living.

"Nobody messes with @zacbrownband," the Houston Texans defensive end -- and Wisconsin native -- said Monday on Twitter.

Laid. That. Dude. OUT.

Gotta respect the physics when one body is 6-foot-5 and pushing 300 pounds, and the other, um, isn't.

The band was covering the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Under the Bridge" when the football game broke out, according to Milwaukee's Journal Sentinel. Brown reportedly called Watt the band's special security. The J-S also wondered whether the incident had been staged.

Staged or not, it's a heck of a bit. Those who enjoyed it may also find this video entertaining.


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