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J.J. Watt

J.J. Watt - #99 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 295 lbs.
Birthday 03/22/1989
Birthplace Pewaukee, WI
College Wisconsin
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 1st round, 11th pick by Texans

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
81 4 0

AFC South training-camp reports

Posted July 18, 2012 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly's preview of what to expect from the Texans, Colts, Jaguars and Titans in training camp.

Biggest regrets: These 2012 moves will be rued

Posted July 16, 2012 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
These will be the 10 biggest regrets when we look back at moves made in 2012.

CB Joseph rips Bengals, praises Texans

Posted July 15, 2012 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
Texans CB Johnathan Joseph, who spent his first five pro seasons with the Bengals, took an opportunity to take shots at his old team.

Texans think rookie OG Brooks can be a starter

Posted July 14, 2012 @ 2:29 p.m. ET
Texans head coach Gary Kubiak called out rookie OG Brandon Brooks for being overweight because he thinks Brooks can be a starter.

Report: Texans QB Schaub cleared for camp

Posted July 12, 2012 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
Texans QB Matt Schaub has been cleared for the start of training camp after suffering a lisfranc injury last season.

Texans won't negotiate with Schaub until after 2012 season

Posted July 06, 2012 @ 4:10 p.m. ET
Contrary to a report that surfaced on Friday, the Texans won't begin contract talks with QB Matt Schaub until after the 2012 season.

RB Ward announces retirement

Posted July 03, 2012 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
Former Giants and Texans RB Derrick Ward announced his retirement on Twitter on Tuesday.

Insider: Harbaugh should be 'frustrated' with Ravens' roster

Posted June 24, 2012 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
An NFL insider said there is only average offensive talent in Baltimore, and Jim Harbaugh should be frustrated with the state of the Ravens' roster.

Texans win PFWA Rozelle Award

Posted June 20, 2012 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
The Texans' public relations staff won the 2012 Pete Rozelle Award by the Professional Football Writers of America.

Best NFL defense: Seahawks or Texans?

Posted June 18, 2012 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the latest "In the Trenches" video series, Pro Football Weekly is searching for the best defense in the NFL

Schaub's absence hurting Texans' rookie receivers

Posted June 18, 2012 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
In NFL Whispers, we look at the impact QB Matt Schaub's absence from OTAs is having on the Texans' rookie wide receivers.

Texans still fired up about ILB James

Posted June 16, 2012 @ 1:28 p.m. ET
New Texans ILB Bradie James has been so impressive that the spot vacated by DeMeco Ryans is now his to lose.

Trio of NFL coaches honoring late friend 'Dinger

Posted June 15, 2012 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
Three NFL coaches are honoring the late Mike Heimerdinger by helping his foundation raise cancer awareness.

McNair's patience results in Smith, Kubiak extensions

Posted June 14, 2012 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
The contract extensions rewarded to Texans GM Rick Smith and head coach Gary Kubiak wouldn't have been possible without patience and loyalty of owner Bob McNair.

Texans extend contracts of Kubiak, GM Smith

Posted June 14, 2012 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
The Texans have extended the contracts of head coach Gary Kubiak and general manager Rick Smith.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Feb. 02, 2013
Watt has won The Associated Press 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, missing a perfect ballot by one vote.||||||| The NFL's sacks leader with 20 1-2 and a pass-blocking fiend, Watt earned 49 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. Denver linebacker Von Miller received the other vote. Watt, a versatile second-year player with a tremendous burst off the line, also forced four fumbles and recovered two in helping the Texans to their second straight AFC South title. With his long wingspan, he blocked a stunning 16 passes.
Posted Jan. 12, 2013
Watt was an unanimous choice for The Associated Press All-Pro team announced Saturday.||||||| Watt, who led the NFL with 20 1-2 sacks, is among 17 players making their All-Pro debuts.
Posted Dec. 18, 2012
Watt increased his AFC-leading sack total to 19 1/2 with a strong game Sunday.||||||| The NFL record for a season is 22 1/2.
Posted Oct. 01, 2012
Watt had two sacks Sunday in a 38-14 win over Tennessee.||||||| Watt leads the NFL with 7 1/2 sacks.
Posted April 28, 2011
The Texans took Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt with the 11th overall pick Thursday night, and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said the team won't stop there as they try to bolster a unit that ranked 30th in yards allowed last season.||||||| Phillips is hoping that the 6-foot-5, 290-pound Watt develops into a solid complement for Mario Williams, the No. 1 overall pick in 2006 and Houston's all-time sacks leader. Watt made 43 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, including 11 1/2 sacks, in 26 games at Wisconsin.

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