JJ Watt Biography

JJ Watt

Quick Facts Of JJ Watt

Celebrated Name JJ Watt
Age 30 Years
Nick Name JJ Watt
Birth Name Justin James Watt
Birth Date 1989-03-22
Gender Male
Profession Rugby Player

Justin James Watt, professionally known as J.J. Watt is an American football player. He plays as a defensive end and occasionally plays as a defensive tackle. He currently plays for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). The Texans drafted him 11th overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. Prior to his professional career, he played college football at the University of Wisconsin.

He has over 3.8 million followers on his official [email protected]

What is J.J. Watt Famous For?

  • Named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 2017.

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Where was J.J. Watt Born?

J.J. Watt was born on 22 March 1989. His birth name is Justin James Watt. His birthplace is in Waukesha, Wisconsin in the United States. He holds an American nationality. He was born to a father, John Watt, and a mother, Connie Watt. He has 2 younger siblings, Derek Watt, and T.J. Watt.

He started playing ice hockey at the age of 4. He played hockey until 13. Due to financial reasons, he quit playing hockey. He also started playing football at an early age. He later became passionate about football while he was studying in grade 5. 

He attended Pewaukee High School. At Pewaukee, he excelled in football, basketball, baseball, and track and field as well. He earned first-team All-state selection in the shot put during his senior season at high school. He set a school record with a throw of 59 ft, 11.5 inches, capturing the state title at the 2007 WIAA Division II Championship. In Football, he received several accolades during his senior year at the high school such as Woodland Conference Player of the Year, first-team All-State, All-County, All-Area, and All-Conference selections.

JJ Watt College

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What are J.J. Watt College Football Statistics?

Upon completing his high school, he committed to play college football at Central Michigan University on a scholarship. He played as a tight end at the University.  

He played 14 games at Central Michigan and compiled 77 receiving yards and 8 receptions. 

He forgo his scholarship to transfer to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He redshirted the 2008 season. He played as a defensive end at Wisconsin. 

In 2009, he played in 13 games with 32 solo tackles, 12 assisted tackles, four and a half sacks, 15.5 tackles for loss, and five passes defended. 

In the 2010 season, he compiled 42 solo tackles, 20 assisted tackles, 21 tackles for loss, seven sacks, one interception for 15 yards, 9 passed defended, and 4 forced fumbles in 13 games. He led the team in tackles for loss, quarterback hurries, blocked kicks, and forced fumbles. 

Having named the Ronnie Lott Trophy in 2010, he also earned Sports Illustrated second-team All-American, All-Big Ten first-team, and Academic All-Big Ten selections.

He forgo his senior season to enter the 2011 NFL Draft. 

What are J.J. Watt College Achievements?

Lott Trophy (2010)

Big Ten Champion (2010)

First-team All-American, PFW (2010)

First-team All-Big Ten (2010)

3× Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (2009–2010)

Wisconsin Team Co-MVP (2010)

JJ Watt Stats

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Which NFL Team Drafted J.J. Watt?

The Texans selected Watt in the first round with the 11th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He then signed a 4-year contract worth $11.24 million with the Texans on 31 July 2011. 

He made his NFL debut against the Indianapolis Colts. He finished his rookie season with 48 solo tackles, 8 assisted tackles, and 5.5 sacks. The Texans qualified for the playoffs for the first time in franchise history through Watt's rookie season. 

He finished the 2012 season with 69 solo tackles, 12 assisted tackles, 20.5 sacks, 16 passes defended four forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. 

He finished the 2013 season with 65 solo tackles, 15 assisted tackles, 7 passes defended, 10.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries. 

Ahead of the 2014 season, he signed a 6-year contract extension with the Texans worth $30.9 million. With the new contract extension, he was the NFL's highest-paid non-quarterback based on average yearly salary. 

He finished the 2014 season with 59 solo tackles, 19 assisted tackles, 10 passes defended, 20.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, and 5 fumble recoveries. 

He battled with injuries during the 2015 season but started all 16 games. He compiled 76 tackles, 17.5 sacks, 8 passes defended, 3 forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. 

He underwent back surgery ahead of the 2016 season. He was officially ruled out for the rest of the season after he underwent back surgery again in September 2016.

He played only 3 games in the 2016 regular season due to back injury and only 5 games in the 2017 season due to leg injury.

He finished the 2018 season with 61 solo tackles, 14 assisted tackles, 16.0 sacks, 4 passed defended, and 7 forced fumbles.

His 2019 season was affected due to injury sustained in the Week 8 game against the Oakland Raiders. He returned into action in December 2019. 

JJ Watt Awards

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What are J.J. Watt NFL Achievements?

  • 5× Pro Bowl selection (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018)
  • 5× First-team All-Pro selection (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018)
  • 3× Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2012, 2014, 2015)
  • 3× Pro Football Writers Association NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2012, 2014, 2015)
  • 3× Sporting News Defensive Player of the Year (2012, 2014, 2015)
  • 3× Pro Football Focus Defensive Player of the Year (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • 3× Pro Football Focus Best Player of the Year (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • 4× Kansas City Committee of 101 AFC Defensive Player of the Year (2012, 2014, 2015, 2018)
  • 2× NFL sacks leader (2012, 2015)
  • AP NFL MVP runner-up (2014)
  • Bert Bell Award (2014)
  • Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year (2017)
  • Pro Bowl Defensive MVP (2014)
  • Ranked No. 5 in the Top 100 Players of 2013
  • Ranked No. 12 in the Top 100 Players of 2014
  • Ranked No. 1 in the Top 100 Players of 2015
  • Ranked No. 3 in the Top 100 Players of 2016
  • Ranked No. 35 in the Top 100 Players of 2017
  • Ranked No. 84 in the Top 100 Players of 2018
  • The first player with multiple 20-sack seasons (2012, 2014)
  • 4× PFWA All-NFL Team (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • 6× AFC Defensive Player of the Month (Sep. 2012, Dec. 2012, Sep. 2014, Dec. 2014, Nov. 2015, Sep. 2018)

What are J.J. Watt Houston Texans franchise records?

Most career sacks (96.0)

Most career forced (22) and recovered fumbles (12)

JJ Watt height

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How tall is J.J. Watt?

J.J. Watt stands at a height of 1.96m i.e. 6 feet and 5 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 288 lbs i.e. 131 kg. He has an athletic body build.

Who Is JJ Watt married to?

J.J. Watt is currently dating professional soccer player Kealia Ohai. The couple started dating in 2016. The got engaged in 2019. 

JJ Watt Wife

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What is JJ Watt Net Worth?

J.J. Watt earns from his professional football career in the NFL. His income comes from salary, contracts, bonuses, and endorsements. He became the NFL's highest-paid non-quarterback based on an average yearly salary after he signed a contract extension worth $30.9 million with the Texans ahead of the 2014 season. 

Besides football, he was named the Vice-President of Power Relations for Reliant in 2015. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated at $10 million.  

Did You Know?

  • His father is a firefighter.
  • Both of his younger brothers also plays in the NFL.
  • He worked as a pizza delivery-man while an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • He was the first defensive end selected in the 2011 NFL Draft.
  • He wears shirt number 99 at the Texans.
  • He is the first Texans player to receive an NFL Player of the Year award.
  • Watt hit EJ Manuel of the Buffalo Bills nine times on 28 September 2014 and was later fined $16,537 for one of the incidents.
  • He received an honorary degree of Humanities in Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine in 2018.
  • He was named the Grand Marshal of the 2019 Daytona 500.
  • He s the president and founder of the Justin J. Watt Foundation.
  • He offered to pay for the funerals of the dead after the Santa Fe High School shooting in May 2018.
  • He raised over $37 million to help Houston recover from Hurricane Harvey.
  • He has appeared in sitcoms, The League, and New Girl, and a movie, Bad Moms.
  • He co-hosted the CMT Music Awards alongside Erin Andrews in 2016.

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