J. J. Watt

Football Player
Born Mar 22, 1989
Age 25
Hometown Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Team Houston Texans
Position Defensive end
Draft Year 2011
Draft Round 1
Draft Pick 11

Justin James "J. J. " Watt is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He was drafted 11th overall by the Houston Texans in the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wisconsin.

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  • J.J. Watt Shows Off Tremendous Hockey Skills
    USA Today - Feb 11, 2014
  • Bowman Doesn’T Receive A Vote For Dpoy; Haley, De Bartolo Miss Hall
    San Francisco Chronicle - Feb 02, 2014
  • Crennel Says Revamped Texans Will Use A ‘Multiple Defense’
    Houston Chronicle - Jan 21, 2014
  • J.J. Watt Tabbed As Pro Bowl Captain
    Houston Chronicle - Jan 17, 2014


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of J. J. Watt.


1989 Birth Born on March 22, 1989.


2007 18 Years Old Watt attended Central Michigan University for one year in 2007. … Read More
2008 19 Years Old After being redshirted in 2008, Watt started all 13 games at defensive end in 2009. … Read More


2010 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In the 2010 season, Watt finished the regular season with 59 tackles, seven sacks, two fumble recoveries, and an interception.
On January 6, 2011, Watt announced that he would forgo his senior year of college to enter the 2011 NFL Draft.
2012 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In the Texans' first ever playoff game on January 7, 2012 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Watt intercepted quarterback Andy Dalton and returned it for his first career NFL touchdown to give Houston a 17-10 lead.
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