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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

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Lockout limbo: Texans report

Posted May 21, 2011 @ 10:08 a.m. ET
With NFL teams stuck in limbo thanks to the lockout, we are looking at where teams stand as they await the opening of the 2011 league year. Today, we take a look at the Texans.

Texans' decision to have Williams stand up could pay off

Posted May 19, 2011 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
A big season could be in the offing for Houston's Mario Williams, who is transitioning to rush outside linebacker in the Texans' new 3-4 defensive scheme.

Panthers' Smith addresses trade talk, future in Carolina

Posted May 10, 2011 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Panthers WR Steve Smith reached out to PFW on Tuesday to discuss his future and clear up some of the misreporting he has read regarding his status in Carolina amid trade talk.

Texans GM Smith: Rookie S Keo 'diamond in the rough'

Posted May 07, 2011 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
When asked following the draft which pick they were most excited about, Texans GM Rick Smith and head coach Gary Kubiak both mentioned fifth-round S Shiloh Keo.  

AFC South daydreaming

Posted May 05, 2011 @ 12:57 p.m. ET
Here are some potential compelling AFC South story lines that are in jeopardy because of the NFL lockout.

Texans had a plan, stuck to it

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 11:42 p.m. ET
Texans fans were frustrated early in the draft, but when you step back and look at what they accomplished in the first two rounds, it was quite remarkable.

Which team did best in the first three rounds?

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 11:25 p.m. ET
With the first three rounds of the NFL draft in the books, PFW editors make their pick for which team, including the Saints, that has had the best draft thus far.

Phillips' defense taking shape in Houston

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 12:09 a.m. ET
The league's worst pass defense from a season ago took two major steps in the right direction in the second round of the draft.  

DE Watt should improve Houston defense immediately

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 11:10 p.m. ET
  While Wisconsin DE J.J. Watt might not have been the sexiest pick at No. 11 for the Texans, he is a safe pick who immediately should strengthen the "D" under coordinator Wade Phillips.  

Draft Dose: Who needs a cornerback?

Posted April 25, 2011 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
In the 31st installment of the Draft Dose series, PFW looks at five teams in need of a cornerback, with LSU's Patrick Peterson the top-ranked corner available.

Draft Dose: Who needs an outside linebacker?

Posted April 22, 2011 @ 12:52 p.m. ET
In the 30th installment of the Draft Dose series, PFW takes a look at 10 teams in need of an outside linebacker like Texas A&M's Von Miller.

Texans unlikely to re-sign All-Pro FB Leach

Posted April 21, 2011 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
All-Pro FB Vonta Leach, an unrestricted free agent who wants be the highest-paid lead blocker in the NFL, is not likely to be re-signed by the Texans, which could open the door for third-year TE James Casey to see an ...

Draft countdown: Pick No. 11

Posted April 17, 2011 @ 9:03 a.m. ET
PFW looks back at the last 10 players chosen with the 11th pick in the NFL draft, including Dwight Freeney by the Colts in 2002.

Needs at OLB, DE could outweigh secondary for Texans

Posted April 02, 2011 @ 3:38 p.m. ET
Although the Texans' secondary was the worst in the league last season, don't be surprised if upgrading the cornerback and safety positions takes a back seat to strengthening the front seven.

AFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The Raiders will likely have to replace shutdown CB Nnamdi Asomugha, who is a free agent, this offseason, as we identify the top three draft needs of each AFC team.

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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