American professional football player JJ Watt is a member of the “Houston Texans.” He participated heavily in baseball, track & field, basketball, and hockey while in school. He later turned his focus to football, though, and went on to play for Wisconsin and Central Michigan in college. He was a standout performer in every category when he entered the “National Football League (NFL) Draft,” with the exception of the 40-yard dash. The “Houston Texans” extended their offer to him for an additional six years after he accepted their four-year contract. In addition, he was selected the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, and the NFL Defensive Player of the Year. In the game, Watt has suffered his fair share of injuries. Whenever he has had time off the field, he has committed it to charitable endeavors. He established the “Justin J. Watt Foundation,” which gives kids chances beyond school. In addition, he has contributed to several additional causes. He was appointed vice president of Reliance’s power relations. The honorary doctorate he was awarded by “Baylor College of Medicine” As of right now, he is seeing US women’s national soccer team star Kealia Mae Ohai, who plays as the captain of the “Houston Dash.” Right now, the sports pair is enjoying every moment of success.
Childhood & Formative Years
Connie and John Watt of Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States, welcomed Justin James Watt into the world on March 22, 1989. His mother worked as a vice president of building operations, and his father was a firefighter. Derek and TJ Watt, his two younger siblings, both went on to play professional football.
He played hockey until he was thirteen years old, at which point he gave up to focus on one sport because he had a strong passion for football. In addition to competing in track and field events, he played baseball and basketball at “Pewaukee High School.” In 2007, he broke the school record and won the shot put championship at the state level.
He was chosen for the first teams of the “All-State,” “All-County,” and “All-Conference” during his senior year. In addition to being named the team’s “Most Valuable Player,” he was awarded the “Woodland Conference Player of the Year Award” (MVP).
Two-star recruits, according to “Rivals.com” and “Scout.com,” were his ratings. Despite not being a highly regarded player just yet, he managed to secure a spot on the defense team at “Central Michigan.”
“Central Michigan University,” where he played for coach Butch Jones, awarded him a scholarship. It was suggested that he go from a defensive to an offensive stance. He nevertheless kept playing defensive end. After that, he transferred to “University of Wisconsin-Madison,” where he kept up his defensive play.
After being given a redshirt for the 2008 campaign, he was chosen as Wisconsin’s Scout Team Player of the Year. 2010 saw him win the “Ronnie Lott Trophy” and be selected as the group’s “MVP.” He was selected to both the “All-American” and the “All-Big Ten” first teams by the time his college career ended.
Career of JJ Watt
He forwent his final year at Wisconsin in order to enter the 2011 NFL Draft as a top performer in every event save the 40-yard dash. In July of 2011, he received a contract offer from the “Houston Texans” worth $11.24 million for four years.
For the first time in the team’s existence, the “Texans” advanced to the playoffs in 2011. Watt was chosen as the “Team Rookie of the Year” for the Texans. Additionally, he was selected for the “USA Today All-Joe Team” and the “Pro-Football Weekly/ PWFA All Rookie Team.”
One of Watt’s best years professionally was 2012. In that season, he recorded 69 solo tackles, 12 assisted stops, 20.5 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, and 4 forced fumbles. He was voted the “AP Defensive Player of the Year” as well as the “MVP” of his squad.
2013 saw him perform just as well on a personal level. But his club fell short of expectations and ended up losing that season. That year, Watt was selected for the “NFL Pro Bowl” and was appointed captain of the team.
He became the highest-paid non-quarterback in the NFL in 2014 when he signed a $100 million, six-year contract deal with the Texans. He was honored with the distinction of becoming the first defensive player from Texas to score a touchdown that season off of scrimmage. In 2014, he was selected as a defensive end for the “All-Pro First-Team” and as a defensive tackle for the “All-Pro Second-Team.” In addition, he was selected for the 2015 “Pro Bowl” and was once again awarded “Defensive Player of the Year.”
He was forced to withdraw from the 2016 “Pro Bowl” due to a groin injury and a fractured left hand. He needed surgery on his groin. In addition, he had back surgery to treat a bulging disc that was impeding his playing. Nevertheless, he was able to secure the 35th position on the list of the “NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.”
The 2017 season began for him against the “Jacksonville Jaguars.” Later in the season, though, he sustained a leg injury that required more surgery. For the remainder of the season, he was out.
Large Works of JJ Watt
Since 2011, he has been a member of the “Houston Texans” roster.
Honors and Accomplishments
He was selected for both the 2010 “All-American” and “All-Big Ten” first teams. That same year, he was awarded the Lott Trophy.
In addition to being the “NFL Defensive Player of the Year” in 2012, 2014, and 2015, he led the league in sacks in both 2012 and 2015.
Between 2012 and 2015, he was selected to the “Pro Bowl” and was on the “All-Pro” first team four times in a row.
In 2014, he was given the “Bert Bell Award.”
He received the 2017 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year and Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year awards.
Individual Life of JJ Watt
Watt is from a lowly background. He had to quit hockey as a child because of money issues. In college, he even had a job as a pizza delivery boy. But as his football career as a professional went on, things changed. He weighs 131 kg and stands over six feet tall. His strongest quality and one that has aided him in his game is his robust body.
He contributed $100,000 and backed an internet campaign in 2017 to help with recovery operations in the Houston region. He was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for his charitable endeavors. Together with that, he was named “Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year.”
He is dating American women’s national team player Kealia Mae Ohai, a soccer player who serves as the captain of the “Houston Dash.” Brian Cushing, a teammate who is married to her older sister, introduced him to her.
He was appointed vice president of power relations for Reliant, a division of NRG Energy Inc., in 2015. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by “Baylor College of Medicine” in 2018.
He is the creator of the “Justin J. Watt Foundation,” which promotes sports participation and abstains from vices that typically destroy adolescents. His company’s tagline is “Dream Big, Work Hard.”
Facts of JJ Watt
He appeared in a few small appearances in the television shows The League and New Girl, as well as the film Bad Moms.
At “Pewaukee High School,” he received letters in football, basketball, baseball, and track.
The net worth of JJ Watt
The estimated net worth of JJ Watt is about $5 million.