Mia Khalifa Gave Deshaun Watson A Special Birthday Wish Before His First NFL Win

Bryan Brandom
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Deshaun Watson had a big Thursday.

Not only was it the Houston Texans rookie’s 22nd birthday, he also received some thrilling news—he’d make his first ever NFL start that night against the Cincinnati Bengals.

To make the day even more special, he got a birthday wish from apparently one of his biggest fans, “DC Sports Girl” and former porn star Mia Khalifa.

“Happy birthday, @deshaunwatson! For the record, I let u block that dunk cause ur a rookie and I didn’t wanna risk hurting you before game 1,” she wrote on Twitter, along with a video of the two playing Nerf basketball.

It’s unclear when and where the video was recorded.

The former adult actress told TMZ the two are just neighbors and good friends.

Good thing Khalifa, an expert in shutting down pro athletes, didn’t hurt Watson, because the Texans really needed him last night against Cincinnati.

As is the case with just about every Thursday night football game in which both teams played the Sunday before, the matchup was a horrendous poopfest—for 59 minutes and 48 seconds.

In the other 12 seconds, Watson scrambled and sprinted for a 49-yard touchdown in the final minute of the first half for the only touchdown of the day.

The incredible score came just two plays after Watson got absolutely wrecked by Geno Atkins.

In his first career start, Watson completed 15 of 24 passes for 125 yards through the air with no picks or throwing touchdowns. He led all rushers with 67 yards on the ground, carrying five times in the 13-9 victory.

“He’s a leader,” wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins said of Watson. “He was everything we expected. He’s the guy we drafted.”