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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 OT Butler out for season

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 9 a.m. ET
Texans ORT Rashad Butler will miss the 2012 season after suffering a torn triceps in Thursday’s preseason finale, head coach Gary Kubiak confirmed. 

Newton lands at ORT spot for Texans

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Monday that Derek Newton has beaten out Rashad Butler for the starting job at right tackle.

Gaither, Mondek among Texans' cuts

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
The Texans cut several players, including LB Omar Gaither and sixth-round rookie OT Nick Mondek, on Monday.

Texans place PK Bullock on I.R.

Posted Aug. 26, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
The Texans placed rookie PK Randy Bullock on injured reserve Sunday, head coach Gary Kubiak told the media.

Texans could face more OL changes in 2013

Posted Aug. 26, 2012 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
The rebuilding of the right side of the Texans' offensive line has been a big story this offseason and more changes could be coming in 2013.

Texans reach agreement with OLT Brown

Posted Aug. 16, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
The Texans reached an agreement on a new contract with OLT Duane Brown, PFW correspondent John McClain of the Houston Chronicle first reported.

Re-signing OLT Brown high priority for Texans

Posted Aug. 12, 2012 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
The Texans have a number of prized players with expiring contracts at the end of 2012, but priority No. 1 is re-signing OLT Duane Brown.

Texans sign Gaither, place Fox on I.R.

Posted Aug. 09, 2012 @ 3:53 p.m. ET
The Texans filled their need at linebacker Thursday, signing Omar Gaither after placing Keyaron Fox on injured reserve.

Texans DE Watt suffers elbow injury

Posted Aug. 02, 2012 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
Texans DE J.J. Watt left practice on Thursday with an elbow injury.

Texans OLT Brown injures ankle

Posted Aug. 01, 2012 @ 6 p.m. ET
Texans OLT Duane Brown injured his left ankle in Wednesday’s practice when a teammate fell into his leg.

Texans sign DE King

Posted July 30, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
The Texans signed former Saints DE Mitch King on Monday.

Texans like Beck's experience for No. 3 QB job

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 2:55 p.m. ET
Veteran QB John Beck is a very strong candidate to earn the No. 3 QB job for the Texans thanks to his five years of NFL experience.

Texans WR Johnson hurts groin, leaves practice

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
WR Andre Johnson left Sunday morning's practice with a pulled groin muscle, but coach Gary Kubiak says the injury doesn't appear significant.

Texans re-sign WR Johnson

Posted July 27, 2012 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
The Texans re-signed WR Bryant Johnson on Thursday, according to PFW correspondent John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Report: Patriots add DT Bulman

Posted July 25, 2012 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
The Patriots agreed to terms with DT Tim Bulman, according to Pro Football Talk.

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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