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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

Watt named PFW/PFWA Defensive Player of the Year

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
Texans DE J.J. Watt, still two months shy of his 24th birthday, is the youngest PFW/PFWA Defensive Player of the Year winner ever.

Key matchup: Texans DE J.J. Watt vs. Bengals O-line

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
The Bengals vs. Texans might be the least attractive matchup of wild-card weekend, but it's another chance to watch star DE J.J. Watt.

Peterson, Manning among Players of the Month

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson and Broncos QB Peyton Manning were named the NFC and AFC Offensive Players of the Month, respectively, for December.

Watt will force Colts to seek more help protecting Luck

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
Texans DLE J.J. Watt's manhandling of the Colts in Week 15 could prompt Indianapolis to spend more resources protecting Andrew Luck.

Moreno, Watt, Janikowski named AFC Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 19, 2012 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno, Texans DE J.J. Watt and Raiders PK Sebastian Janikowski were named the AFC Players of the Week for Week 16.

Week 15 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 8:40 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Adrian Peterson, J.J. Watt and Blair Walsh as its Players of the Week.

Peterson, Watt make MVP cases, rally contenders

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
In what might be one of the few true head-to-head battles for MVP either Adrian Peterson or J.J. Watt might have the chance to earn the award in Week 16.

Recap of Friday's NFL fines

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
Bears QB Jay Cutler, LB Brian Urlacher and DT Henry Melton were among those players fined by the NFL on Friday.

MVP Meter: Manning, Brady back on top

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 8:40 p.m. ET
The top of this week’s MVP Meter is a bit like that comfy old blanket you may have pulled out from the closet on a cold night recently.

Week 12 Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 8:51 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Robert Griffin III, J.J. Watt and T.Y. Hilton as its Players of the Week.

MVP Meter: Four-man race at midway point

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 7:29 p.m. ET
While Falcons QB Matt Ryan has held the top spot on the Meter for almost the entire season, it looks like four players have a real shot at becoming the 2012 MVP.

A Super Bowl preview in Chicago?

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
Here's an early look at the top 15 story lines heading into Week 10, including a possible Super Bowl preview and a possible elimination game in the NFC East.

Debating NFL's most exciting player

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 12:40 p.m. ET
PFW Publisher Hub Arkush narrows down the list of the most exciting players in the league to watch.

Watt, Green, Ryan among NFL's Players of the Month

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
Bengals WR A.J. Green, Texans DE J.J. Watt, Falcons QB Matt Ryan and Bears CB Tim Jennings were among the league's players of the month.

MVP Meter: Falcons' Ryan strengthens lead

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 10:11 p.m. ET
QB Matt Ryan bolstered his early-season MVP credentials by leading the Falcons to a comeback win in Week Four.

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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