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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 RB Foster inactive for Week One

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster has been ruled inactive and will not play in the team's Week One game against the Colts.

Manning ruled out for Week One

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
Colts vice chairman Bill Polian said on ESPN Radio Wednesday that Peyton Manning has been ruled out for the team's season opener on Sunday against the Texans.

The First Fifteen: Early Week One primer

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the inaugural edition of "The First Fifteen," we look at the 15 most compelling story lines as we enter Week One.

Manning 'doubtful' for opener, won't practice

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 1:36 p.m. ET
The Colts have decided to hold out QB Peyton Manning out of practice, leaving him "doubtful" to play in the team's season opener vs. Houston.

Man found dead after party at home of Texans' Smith

Posted Sept. 04, 2011 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
A man was found dead Sunday morning in the swimming pool at the home of Texans DE Antonio Smith, the Houston Chronicle reported Sunday.

Texans announce cuts, including rookie

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 6:49 p.m. ET
The Texans announced their cuts on Saturday afternoon, which included 2011 fifth-round pick Shiloh Keo.

Texans finding ways to get S Nolan on field

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
Texans SS Troy Nolan, a playmaker who is always around the ball, will be a part of Houston's nickel package this season, the way we hear it.

Ponder, Vikings beat Texans

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 11:42 p.m. ET
Christian Ponder made more plays with his legs than his arm to direct two touchdown drives and make a push for the backup QB job as Minnesota beat Houston 28-0 on Thursday night.

Burying Manning, Colts a mistake

Posted Aug. 31, 2011 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
The Texans are PFW's consensus pick to win the AFC South, but contributing writer Arthur Arkush isn't ready to bury the Colts and Peyton Manning.

Texans 2011 preview

Posted Aug. 31, 2011 @ 10:20 a.m. ET
The Texans believe Wade Phillips will fix their defensive woes and lift them to the playoffs at last. Learn more in PFW's in-depth team preview.

Foster hurt, says he will be back for Week One

Posted Aug. 28, 2011 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster, the league's top rusher last season, tweaked his hamstring and had to leave the team's preseason game vs. the 49ers on Saturday night.

Schaub recovers from interception to lead Texans

Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 11:40 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub recovered after an early interception, leading the Texans on scoring drives in each of their next three series in a 30-7 exhibition rout of the rebuilding 49ers on Saturday night.

Texans FB Casey exceeding expectations

Posted Aug. 26, 2011 @ 2:21 a.m. ET
Texans FB James Casey is making the loss of All-Pro FB Vonta Leach easier to swallow with his impressive start to the preseason.

RBs Foster, Tate power Texans past Saints

Posted Aug. 20, 2011 @ 11:47 p.m. ET
Arian Foster ran for two touchdowns and Ben Tate rushed for 95 yards and another score in the first half of the Texans' 27-14 win over the Saints.

Ogbonnaya shines in Texans' opener

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 11:50 p.m. ET
Chris Ogbonnaya caught a TD pass from Matt Leinart and ran for the winning score in the Texans' 20-16 win over the Jets on Monday night.

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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