E:60 Recap: J.J. Watt & Taylor Bradford

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In the third episode of ESPN's new season of E:60, the show chronicles J.J. Watt and his rise to one of the most dominate players in the NFL and Taylor Bradford a University of Memphis football player who was killed in a shooting near campus.

J.J. Watt "Never Given"

"Before Houston Texans J.J. Watt became the first player in NFL history to record two 20-plus sack seasons in a career, before he was named second-team All-American as a defensive end at Wisconsin, Watt was the fastest and most dependable pizza delivery driver in Pewaukee, WI - his hometown," according to ESPN MediaZone.

Watt is now 26-years-old, and has become more than just a star football player in the NFL. His charisma and good nature is well documented as he continues to grow in the league.

"Watt has corporate America eating out of the palm of his hand, while on the field the three-time All-Pro is redefining his position as we know it.

E:60 takes an in-depth look at the incredible rise of a player who says his prime is still ahead," said ESPN in their preview of his E:60 story.

E:60 followed Watt as his made his way through Toronto to Los Angeles.

Watt gave E:60's Chris Connelly some insight on how he felt when he lost the MVP to Green Bay Packers QB, Aaron Rodgers, living the bachelor life, and revisits the darker times where he stayed at the side of grandfather who was suffering from skin cancer.

"Watt's grandfather was one of the biggest and loudest fans of the Pewaukee Pirates until his health made it difficult for him to keep that up," according to Chron.

"He used to drive J.J. and his brothers to practice and watch all of them.

Even in the rain, he would drive his car up a road only he was allowed to use and turn his lights on to watch.

Because of skin cancer, Grandpa Watt has to keep his head covered, so he wears a Houston Texans 2011 division championship hat. The elder Watt used to be a Packers fan but isn't anymore."

Watt also told NFL.com that his passion for the military came from his grandfather's service in the Korean War.

Taylor Bradford "The Gift"

"In the midst of a historic run for the University of Memphis football program - 13 straight wins and a school-best No.

18 Associated Press ranking - ESPN recalls, with a healing touch, a sobering moment in the U of M's past at 7 tonight," according to The Commercial Appeal.

Taylor Bradford a budding walk-on defensive lineman for the University of Memphis was shot and killed near campus.

Bradford was able to drive a short distance but crashed his vehicle that he later on died in. The vehicle was always something he held very dear to him.

"Bradford grew up in Nashville and was the son of Jim Bradford, an All-America defensive back at Tennessee State," according to The Commercial Appeal.

"The E:60 piece highlights Taylor Bradford's passion for football and a 1979 Lincoln Continental, a car that both he and his father lovingly cared for and one in which Taylor was shot on Sept.

30, 2007, outside his campus apartment at the Carpenter Complex."

Bradford's father couldn't bare to look at the vehicle in it's state, still filled with blood stains and other gruesome reminders of his sons death which came too soon.

That's when Jim Harris, the owner of Midwest Customs in Howards Grove caught whim of the story and thought about a way to help restore the vehicle, in hopes to restore a bit of what Jim Bradford lost the day his son died.

"He's a good man. It's a good family and they just want to do something that they feel will help," said Bradford on Harris reaching out to him offering to restore the vehicle, according to the Tennessean.

"It's beyond me, but it's something like -- I can't find the words to say."

The report also stated that four men were convicted in the murder of Taylor Bradford.

Bradford loved his car and the report states that he got plenty of attention in it. After feeling father-son connection that the car had, Harris wanted to finish up the

"When I met him myself, we felt a connection that it was the right thing to do," Harris told The Tennessean. "I saw it, and I knew I could do it."

"The finished auto will be exactly like the one Taylor drove, right down to the red pinstripe, with a few special exceptions: Taylor's University of Memphis jersey number, 93, as well as his initials and nicknames for his father and his younger brother, Vincent, will be embroidered on the headrests."

It's the story of how one man was able to bring peace to another despite having something taken away in such a tragic manner. Harris and Bradford now have a special bond.

The vehicle brought Bradford and everyone else to tears. Bradford was honored in one of the most heartfelt and compassionate ways.

"You can't fix everything," said Harris, "you can only do what you can do to make it right.