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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

Kickoffs help steady Rackers win PK job

Posted Sept. 06, 2010 @ 2:08 p.m. ET
Accurate on field goals, Neil Rackers' kickoffs played a key role in him winning the Texans' PK job over longtime incumbent Kris Brown.

Texans agree with ex-Cardinals QB Leinart

Posted Sept. 06, 2010 @ 10:43 a.m. ET
The Texans have agreed with former Cardinals QB Matt Leinart on a one-year contract, The Houston Chronicle and ESPN.com reported Monday morning.

Texans place PK Brown on I.R.

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
According to a report from PFW's Texans correspondent John McClain in the Houston Chronicle, PK Kris Brown, who was cut by the team on Saturday, has been placed on injured reserve because the team and player have yet to ...

Jones, Foster ready to transform Texans' 'O'

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 7:56 a.m. ET
The Texans' offense will look different in 2010 but could be even more potent thanks to the emergence of two rising stars.

Report: Texans to sign RB Ward

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
Just a few days after being released by the Buccaneers, RB Derrick Ward will be signed by the Texans, according to PFW's Texans correspondent John McClain.

Report: Texans choose PK Rackers over Brown

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 11:57 a.m. ET
Neil Rackers has won the Texans' placekicking job after a solid performance this preseason, displacing incumbent Kris Brown, according to PFW's Texans correspondent John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Report: Free-agent RB Ward visiting Texans

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 10:54 a.m. ET
A report on the NFL Network says that free-agent RB Derrick Ward, who was released by the Buccaneers on Tuesday, is visiting the Texans on Friday.

Texans TE Daniels cleared to play

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
The Texans were the league's best passing offense in 2009 and will get one of their weapons back next week in the form of TE Owen Daniels.

Texans WR Holliday out for season

Posted Aug. 24, 2010 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
The Texans lost another rookie for the rest of the year as Trindon Holliday will have surgery Wednesday to repair a broken thumb, ending his season.

Texans' 'D' determined to continue strong play

Posted Aug. 23, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
Houston's defense finished the 2009 season strongly, but SS Bernard Pollard, one of the catalysts of the defense's impressive turnaround, knows that maintaining the momentum is a must.

Cushing's four-game suspension stands

Posted Aug. 19, 2010 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
The NFL has upheld Texans LB Brian Cushing's four-game suspension for testing positive for hCG.

Schobel chooses retirement over Texans

Posted Aug. 16, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
Two-time Pro Bowler Aaron Schobel has decided to retire from the NFL instead of play for the Texans or a number of other suitors.

Loss of Tate tests Texans' RB depth

Posted Aug. 15, 2010 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
In a game where the Texans lost rookie RB Ben Tate to a right ankle injury, first-string RB Arian Foster impressed in the Texans' preseason opener at Arizona, rushing for 31 yards on four carries.

Cushing: 'Overtrained athlete syndrome' caused positive test

Posted Aug. 09, 2010 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
Texans SLB Brian Cushing indicated Monday that "overtrained athlete syndrome" caused a positive test for hCG, a banned substance that resulted in a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances.

Texans, WR Johnson strike deal

Posted Aug. 05, 2010 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
The Texans and WR Andre Johnson have agreed on a new contract that runs through the 2016 season, the team announced Thursday. The deal will make him the highest-paid receiver in football, Johnson confirmed.

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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