Celebrities, athletes attend NFL Honors 2018 red carpet event in Minnesota

MINNESOTA, Minn. – The 7th annual NFL Honors show begins in a few hours as celebrities and athletes walk down the red carpet for interviews and pictures.

KPRC 2 anchor Rachel McNeil will be interviewing as athletes, nominees and celebrities to get their reaction and anticipation for Saturday's night award show. 

For many Houstonians, Texans player J.J. Watt is the most anticipated nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

McNeil interviews JJ Watt and girlfriend Keali Ohai on red carpet:

JJ Watt's anticipation for NFL Honors on red carpet interview

"It's exciting. It's just an honor to be nominated and represent the city of Houston and be out here to shine a light on our great city," Watt said.

Watt said the Walter Payton Man of the Year award it's an award there shouldn't be a loser for because the men who were also nominated have also done great things.

READ: All eyes on JJ Watt as he's a finalist for Walter Payton Man of the Year award

If he wins, he will be the first Houston Texan to receive the award since the program's inception.

Former Texans quarterback and now Vikings Quarterback Case Keenum red carpet interview:

Keenum said as a University of Houston alumni and former Texans player, he is proud of JJ Watt's hard work in the recovery of Hurricane Harvey and deserves national recognition.

VIDEO: Keenum talks about Houston, JJ Watt

Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins red carpet interview:

Hopkins said he is excited for Watt being nominated and all that he has done for the city of Houston. He said Watt has been active in helping the city and he's glad to see him finally getting national recognition for it.

VIDEO: DeAndre Hopkins talks JJ Watt, Texans next season

"Even if he doesn't win, he's gained a lot of respect," Hopkins said.

You can watch all red carpet interviews live on Click2Houston.com or KPRC's Facebook page.

You can watch NFL Honors show live on Channel 2 News.

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