90 Facts About JJ Watt

1. JJ Watt injured his right knee during a blocking drill before the 2013 Capital One Bowl.

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2. JJ Watt finished his college career with 41 solo tackles, one interception for a touchdown, one fulmble recovery and two forced fumbles.

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3. JJ Watt is dating Dani Rhodes, who plays soccer for the Badgers.

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4. JJ Watt has a foundation, but he didn't start it when he was making multi-millions in the NFL—he started it when he was just a struggling college student.

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5. JJ Watt definitely wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

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6. JJ Watt is one of the most popular names in the NFL right now, and for good reason.

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7. JJ Watt is no stranger to taking a small idea and building on it to fulfill his dreams.

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8. JJ Watt invited them out on the field to hang out and throw the football.

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9. JJ Watt played wheelchair basketball with them and mimed rolling a wheelchair after sacking a quarterback in a 2012 game.

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10. JJ Watt is in a relationship with Houston Dash soccer player Kealia Ohai and lives in Sealy, Texas.

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11. JJ Watt played ice hockey from age four until he was thirteen years old, traveling as far as Canada and Germany for tournaments.

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12. JJ Watt was ranked as the top defensive lineman and the third best player on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.

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13. JJ Watt was named to the 2015 Pro Bowl, which was his fourth consecutive appearance, and received his third Defensive Player of the Year award, the only player aside from Lawrence Taylor to do so.

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14. JJ Watt won the Defensive Player of the Year award, one of the few to win the award multiple times, and became the first defensive player since 2008 to get votes for the MVP award, receiving 13.

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15. JJ Watt was named to the 2015 Pro Bowl where Cris Carter, team captain of Team Carter, selected Watt to be his captain on defense.

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16. JJ Watt scored his fifth touchdown on November 30, 2014, catching a one-yard pass from Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.

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17. JJ Watt recorded 4 solo tackles, an assisted tackle, a sack, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in the same game, which was on November 16, 2014, against the Cleveland Browns.

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18. JJ Watt recovered the ball and returned 45 yards for a touchdown.

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19. JJ Watt picked off a pass from Buffalo's EJ Manuel that was intended for Fred Jackson, and returned 80 yards for a touchdown.

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20. JJ Watt finished his rookie year with 48 solo tackles, eight assisted tackles, and 5.5 sacks.

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21. JJ Watt was the first defensive end to be selected in the 2011 draft.

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22. JJ Watt gave up hockey when weekly games started to conflict with his schedule and for financial reasons.

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23. JJ Watt was born on March 22, 1989, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, to parents Connie, a building operations vice-president, and John Watt, a firefighter.

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24. JJ Watt holds the Texans' franchise records for both sacks and forced fumbles.

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25. JJ Watt has taken snaps on offense, catching three touchdown passes during the 2014 season.

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26. JJ Watt created a YouCaring crowdfunding page on Sunday as the heaviest tropical downpour in US history submerged southeast Texas in water and tens of thousands of people fled their homes.

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27. JJ Watt has a computer file of a video that shows fans at Reliant Stadium booing as the Texans selected him on draft day.

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28. JJ Watt secured 25 tickets for the game and planned to have 10 people staying at his home in Pearland.

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29. JJ Watt dropped out of Central Michigan, left behind a full scholarship and worked at a Pizza Hut in Pewaukee.

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30. JJ Watt battled injuries at Wisconsin, but shined in his first year as a full-time starter.

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31. JJ Watt cited his grandfather as the greatest inspiration for his work.

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32. JJ Watt joins SVP and explains how the Texans have been able to turn their season around, saying that they know how to battle through adversity.

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33. JJ Watt has quickly become one of the NFL's most dominant players.

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34. JJ Watt was signed with Reebok as part of their 'Be More Human' campaign which was designed to show 'normal' people that sports was for them every bit as much as big stars.

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35. In 2015 JJ Watt was filmed performing a 61 inch vertical box jump from standing still.

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36. JJ Watt has shown that he is particularly affected by events that include children.

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37. JJ Watt was inspired to start the foundation during his time as a junior at Wisconsin.

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38. JJ Watt took up the offer of a scholarship with Central Michigan but only stayed with them for one season.

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39. JJ Watt has played in every game for the Texans this season, three more than in his previous two seasons combined.

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40. JJ Watt had 10 entering Houston's game against Tennessee on Monday night.

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41. JJ Watt got shut out the next weekend against the Titans in Nashville and Clowney couldn't even play because of a back issue.

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42. JJ Watt displayed his coverage skills on various occasions last season that included his coverage of former Pro Bowl receiver Jordy Nelson during Pittsburgh's late season victory over the Packers.

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43. JJ Watt is part of the NFL's new breed of outside linebackers.

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44. JJ Watt has quickly developed into one of the NFL's premier pass rushers.

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45. JJ Watt has forced four fumbles on the season, matching his career high.

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46. JJ Watt has lined up almost exclusively on the outside of the defensive line this season during passing downs.

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47. JJ Watt was coming back from his latest major injury and, after pushing his body so hard for so long, there were legitimate reasons to wonder if he ever would regain the dominant form that once made him an annual NFL defensive player of the year pick.

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48. JJ Watt has claimed he is still not yet to his true potency as a defender.

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49. JJ Watt played only eight games in the past two seasons but is about to complete his 11th of 2018.

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50. Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt added more to his case to be the NFL Comeback Player of the Year with his 11.5 sack and fifth forced fumble on the season.

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51. JJ Watt says his family's group text was going crazy while he was on the field.

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52. JJ Watt says family blew up his phone in group text as they watched him play during game.

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53. JJ Watt is bringing back his Charity Classic after year hiatus.

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54. JJ Watt made the announcement on Twitter after the Texans made a record 8th straight win in.

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55. Houston Texans star JJ Watt is set to host his annual charity classic game at Minute Maid Park in 2019.

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56. JJ Watt announces date for annual charity classic at Minute Maid Park.

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57. JJ Watt dedicated the Houston Texans' victory over the Tennessee Titans to the franchise's late founder and owner Bob McNair, who passed away on Friday.

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58. JJ Watt has seemingly added to his career highlight reel every week in 2018.

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59. JJ Watt credits two groups of people for his comeback: those who doubted him, and those who gave him the confidence to return.

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60. Since that game against the Giants, JJ Watt has had at least one sack in every game except Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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61. JJ Watt played just eight games over the past two seasons, totaling 1.5 sacks.

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62. JJ Watt needed surgery hours after he shattered part of his leg, suffering a tibial plateau fracture on Oct 8, 2017, when tackling Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith.

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63. JJ Watt was not impressed by this cartoon version of himself.

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64. JJ Watt now has 11.5 sacks in 2018, which is tops in the AFC and second in the NFL.

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65. JJ Watt finished with 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble, a tackle for loss and nine tackles on the night.

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66. Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt celebrates his home run as he makes his way around the bases past cornerback Kareem Jackson (25) during Watt's annual celebrity charity baseball game at Minute Maid Field on Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Houston.

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67. JJ Watt tweeted Tuesday that the 2019 game will be Saturday, May 4 at Minute Maid Park.

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68. Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt connects for a single during his celebrity charity baseball game at Minute Maid Field on Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Houston.

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69. JJ Watt met the children at a fundraiser and grew close with them.

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70. On November 14, 2014, JJ Watt was nominated for the NFL's Salute to Service Award that honors either a coach, player, or owner for their efforts in supporting the country's service men and women.

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71. JJ Watt played ice hockey from age three until he was thirteen years old, traveling as far as Canada and Germany for tournaments.

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72. JJ Watt returned from his injury in time for the season opener against the New England Patriots.

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73. JJ Watt commented that this season "was always about more than football.

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74. JJ Watt returned from his injury to play in the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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75. JJ Watt finished the season with a career-high 5 fumble recoveries and 5 touchdowns.

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76. JJ Watt scored his fifth touchdown on November 30, 2014, catching a one-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Texans quarterback.

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77. JJ Watt recorded 4 solo tackles, one assisted tackle, one sack, one forced fumble, and fumble recovery in the same game, which was on November 16, 2014, against the Cleveland Browns.

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78. JJ Watt recovered the ball and returned 45 yards for the touchdown.

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79. JJ Watt scored his second touchdown of the season on September 28, 2014, against the Buffalo Bills.

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80. JJ Watt had a strong season, but the Texans struggled as a whole, in the 2013 season.

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81. JJ Watt made the highest debut on NFL Network's Top 100 Players list for 2012, coming in at number five.

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82. JJ Watt was the 17th defensive lineman and only the eighth defensive end to receive the award since 1971.

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83. JJ Watt received 49 out of 50 votes for the Defensive Player of the Year award.

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84. JJ Watt finished the season 2.5 sacks shy of Michael Strahan's single-season record for sacks, set in 2001.

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85. In 2012, JJ Watt had one of the best seasons for a defensive player in NFL history.

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86. At the 2011 NFL Combine, JJ Watt was a top performer in all combine categories except the 40-yard dash.

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87. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, JJ Watt was redshirted for the 2008 season and was named Wisconsin's Scout Team Player of the Year.

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88. JJ Watt played football throughout his childhood and became passionate about the sport while he was in fifth grade.

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89. JJ Watt played hockey from age four to age 13 and played for travel teams that traveled to Canada and Germany.

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90. In 2014, JJ Watt became the first player in NFL history to record two 20+ sack seasons in a career.

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