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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

Texans agree with No. 1 pick Mercilus

Posted June 13, 2012 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
The Texans announced Wednesday that they had come to terms on a contract with OLB Whitney Mercilus, their first-round pick.

Forsett, Ball could earn roles in Houston

Posted June 10, 2012 @ 10:39 a.m. ET
CB Alan Ball and RB Justin Forsett will compete for Houston's fourth CB and third RB spots, respectively.

McNair back on Triple Crown stage with Street Life

Posted June 08, 2012 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
Texans owner Bob McNair co-owns Street Life, a late-rallying colt who's a contender in Saturday's Belmont Stakes.

Texans sign RB Forsett, CB Ball

Posted June 02, 2012 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
The Texans signed RB Justin Forsett, the veteran back confirmed on Twitter. They also added CB Alan Ball.

Examining the TE position in the AFC South

Posted May 31, 2012 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
PFW's Arthur Arkush analyzes the interesting TE situations that are shaping up in the AFC South.

Texans rookie Dwight Jones misses practice

Posted May 29, 2012 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
Undrafted rookie WR Dwight Jones missed Tuesday's organized team activity with the Texans.

Special teams will look different for Texans

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
Perhaps lost in the O-line shuffle is the revamping of Houston’s special-teams unit, which will have fresh faces at kicker, punter and in the return game to begin the season.

AFC South players in the crosshairs

Posted May 22, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each AFC South team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Titans RB Chris Johnson.

Texans WR Johnson to miss OTAs

Posted May 21, 2012 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
Texans WR Andre Johnson will miss the team’s OTAs after undergoing knee surgery.

Report: Texans sign QB Beck

Posted May 09, 2012 @ 7:22 p.m. ET
The Texans have added a veteran quarterback to their depth chart, agreeing to terms with QB John Beck, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Report: Ravens add WR Jones

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
The Ravens have added to their receiving corps, agreeing to a contract with WR Jacoby Jones.

Texans add PK Graham

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 11:16 a.m. ET
The Texans signed veteran PK Shayne Graham, who will compete with the team’s fifth-round pick, Randy Bullock.

Report: QB Leinart to sign with Raiders

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 6:20 p.m. ET
Former first-round pick QB Matt Leinart will sign with the Raiders, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.

Titans sign LB Diles

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
The Titans signed veteran LB Zac Diles on Monday, the team announced.

Texans release WR Jones

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
After not finding a willing trading partner during the draft, the Texans have opted to release WR Jacoby Jones.

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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