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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

MVP Meter: Texans' Watt on the rise

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m. ET
A defensive player has cracked the top five on the Meter for the first time this season.

Week Three Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Jamaal Charles, J.J. Watt and Darius Reynaud as its Players of the Week.

Bush, Watt honored as AFC Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 19, 2012 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
Dolphins RB Reggie Bush, Texans DE J.J. Watt and Bengals PR Adam Jones were named the AFC Players of the Week for Week Two.

Texans' Watt quickly becoming dominant force

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
Texans DLE J.J. Watt began the 2012 campaign in similarly dominant fashion to his '11 postseason.

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.

Best NFL defense: Seahawks or Texans?

Posted June 18, 2012 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the latest "In the Trenches" video series, Pro Football Weekly is searching for the best defense in the NFL

Texans win first playoff game, 31-10 over Bengals

Posted Jan. 07, 2012 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
Rookie J.J. Watt returned an interception for a TD, and Andre Johnson and Arian Foster put the game away with second-half scores to power Houston past Cincinnati in a wild-card game.

Rookie Meter: Smith making push for defensive honors

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
Aldon Smith had a huge game in front of a national audience on Monday night. But is it enough to take Defensive Rookie of the Year honors from Von Miller?

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.

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.

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.  

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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