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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 Aug. 15, 2011 @ 8:30 p.m. ET
How will Mario Williams adapt to the switch from defensive end to rush linebacker in Wade Phillips' 3-4 defense? The answer will be key to the Texans' showing this season, as PFW examines the AFC South teams.

Texans' Quin making seamless transition to safety

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 3:21 p.m. ET
Mario Williams is not the only member of the Texans converting to a new position. Former CB Glover Quin has made a seamless transition to safety.

Texas add WR Darling, RB Williams

Posted Aug. 12, 2011 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
The Texans signed free-agent WR Devard Darling and RB Javarris Williams on Friday.

ILB Dobbins signs with Houston

Posted Aug. 06, 2011 @ 2:01 p.m. ET
Former Dolphins ILB Tim Dobbins agreed to terms with the Texans on Saturday, his agent David Canter announced on Twitter.

Foster leaves practice with hamstring injury

Posted Aug. 06, 2011 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
Last year's leading rusher, Texans RB Arian Foster, left Friday's practice with an apparent left hamstring injury.

Competition at cornerback fierce in Houston

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
The Texans will have some difficult decisions to make at the CB position in training camp.

Pollard signs two-year deal with Ravens

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ noon ET
S Bernard Pollard signed a two-year contract with Baltimore on Thursday, it was announced by Ravens executive vice president/general manager Ozzie Newsome.

Texans sign FB Vickers to replace Leach

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
The Texans announced Wednesday that they have signed former Browns FB Lawrence Vickers, an unrestricted free agent.

Texans WR Johnson dislocates finger in practice

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
WR Andre Johnson left the Texans' Tuesday morning practice with a dislocated left index finger, according to PFW Texans correspondent John McClain.

First-round DE Watt signs with Texans

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
J.J. Watt, the 11th overall pick in the draft by the Texans, agreed to a contract on Sunday. Terms of the deal have not been announced.

Ravens sign Pro Bowl FB Leach

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 1:11 p.m. ET
The top fullback on the free-agency market has a new home. Former Texans FB Vonta Leach signed a three-year, $11 million deal with the Ravens.

Colts sign former Texans QB Orlovsky

Posted July 30, 2011 @ 11:46 a.m. ET
Former Texans QB Dan Orlovsky has agreed to terms with the Colts, PFW correspondent and Houston Chronicle writer John McClain reported.

Report: Rams agree to terms with LB Diles

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
The Rams reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year deal with former Texans OLB Zac Diles.

Texans' secondary much improved with Joseph, Manning

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
The Texans' woeful pass defense got a much needed shot in the arm by signing former Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph and former Bears S Danieal Manning.

Texans sign Bears S Manning

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 12:34 a.m. ET
Former Bears S Danieal Manning has signed a four-year, $20 million deal with the Texans that includes $9 million guaranteed.

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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