J. J. Watt

Football Player
Born Mar 22, 1989
Age 26
Hometown Waukesha, 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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  • Jj Watt Wins Record Tying 3rd Defensive Player Of The Year Award Espn
    Google News - 4 days ago
  • Watch: Super Bowl 50: Nfl Stars J.J Watt And Drew Brees Prep You For The Game
    ABC News - 6 days ago
  • Texans Wide Receiver De Andre Hopkins Catches Touchdown In Pro Bowl
    Houston Chronicle - 10 days ago
  • Texans Defensive End J.J. Watt Named Defensive Player Of The Year By Writers
    Houston Chronicle - Jan 20, 2016


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


1989 Birth Watt was born on March 22, 1989 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. … Read More


Also a standout in track & field, Watt followed in his father's footsteps and competed in the shot put during his senior season, earning first-team All-state selection. He ended up capturing the state title in the shot put at the 2007 WIAA Division II Championship, setting a new school-record with a throw of 59 ft, 11.5 in (18.28 meters). … Read More
2008 19 Years Old At the University of Wisconsin, Watt was redshirted for the 2008 season and was named Wisconsin’s Scout Team Player of the Year.


2009 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, Watt played in 13 games as defensive end.
2010 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2010, Watt played in 13 games and led the team in tackles for loss, quarterback hurries, blocked kicks, and forced fumbles. … Read More
Watt decided to forgo his senior season and entered the 2011 NFL Draft.
On November 22, 2012, in a game against the Detroit Lions, Watt recorded three sacks, to give him a total of 14.5, breaking the Texans record for sacks in a season, which was previously held by Mario Williams.
2013 24 Years Old In 2013, Watt recorded 65 solo tackles, 15 assisted tackles, seven passes defensed, 10.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. … Read More
Watt was named to the 2014 NFL Pro-Bowl and was the Pro-Bowl Captain.
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