J. J. Watt
Justin James Watt is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He played college football at the University of Wisconsin. He was drafted by the Texans in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Watt received the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award three times in his first five seasons. In 2014, Watt became the first player in NFL history to record two 20+ sack seasons in a career.
About J. J. Watt in brief
Justin James Watt is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He played college football at the University of Wisconsin, and was drafted by the Texans in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Watt received the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award three times in his first five seasons. In 2014, Watt became the first player in NFL history to record two 20+ sack seasons in a career. He holds the Texans’ franchise records for both sacks and forced fumbles. In 2017, Sports Illustrated named Watt its Sportsperson of the year. Both of his younger brothers also play in the NFL, both for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Derek Watt is a fullback and T. J. Watt plays outside linebacker. Watt played ice hockey from age four to age 13 and played for travel teams that traveled to Canada and Germany. He gave up hockey when weekly games started to conflict with his schedule and for financial reasons. Watt also played football throughout his childhood and became passionate about the sport while he was in fifth grade. He has stated that he was led to believe by Butch Jones that, as a tight end, he would have the opportunity to score touchdowns. Watt followed in his father’s footsteps and competed in the shot put during his senior season, earning first-team All-state selection. He also lettered in basketball, baseball, and track and field. Watt was voted AP and Sports Illustrated second-team Academic All-team American, All-Big Ten, and All-Conference selections as tight end and defensive end.
He earned the Ronnie Lott Trophy as the top defensive end in 2010, voted All-American, and voted the MVP of the Big Ten. In 2011, Watt signed a four-year, 11-million-dollar contract with the Texans. On April 28, 2011, he was selected with the 11th overall pick of the NFL draft. He was selected as the first defensive end to be selected in the 2011 draft. Watt is the son of Connie, a building operations vice president, and John, a firefighter. He grew up in Waukesha, Wisconsin and has two younger brothers, Derek Watt, a fullback, and J.J. Watt, an outside linebacker, who also plays for the Steelers. He attended Pewaukee High School, where he was a 4-year letter-winner in football and alsoLettered in Basketball, Baseball, and Track and Field. In 2009, he played in 13 games as a defensive end and led the team in tackles for loss, quarterback hurries, blocked kicks, and forcedfumbles. Watt’s coaches suggested that he move to offensive tackle, but Watt decided to forgo his starting spot and scholarship to walk-on at theUniversity of Wisconsin. In 2010, he recorded his first collegiate interception against Michigan, and he also earned his first letter. On November 20, 2010, against Michigan,. Watt recorded a career-high of two sacks for nine yards, three tackles for Loss, six tackles, and one quarterback hurry, and five passes defended.