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J.J Watt



Former American football defensive end Justin James Watt, also known as JJ Watt, spent twelve seasons in the National Football League (NFL), mostly with the Houston Texans. He is 131 kg and 1.96 m tall.

JJ Watt Early Life

Watt was born on March 22, 1989, in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, to fireman John and vice president of building operations Connie. His two younger siblings both play for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL. T. J. Watt plays outside linebacker, and Derek Watt is a fullback. Up until the age of 13, Watt competed in ice hockey and was a member of teams that visited Canada and Germany. He went to Pewaukee High School, where he lettered in football for four years and also in basketball, softball, and track and field.

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He was given a scholarship offer from Central Michigan University after high school, and he played college football for the Central Michigan Chippewas for a year before transferring to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he kept playing football for the Wisconsin Badgers. The Scout Team Player of the Year for Wisconsin was awarded to him despite his redshirting the 2008 season. He was a defensive end who appeared in 13 games in 2009 and recorded 32 unassisted tackles, 12 assisted tackles, 4.5 sacks, 15.5 tackles for loss, and 5 passes defensed during the course of the season.

He participated in 13 games in the 2010 season and ranked first on the squad in tackles for loss, quarterback hurries, blocked kicks, and forced fumbles. He had 42 solo tackles, 20 assisted tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, 1 interception for 15 yards, 9 passes defended, and 3 forced turnovers by the time the season was over.

J.J Watt NFL Career

Watt entered the 2011 NFL Draft instead of playing his final year. He excelled at the 2011 NFL Combine in every category besides the 40-yard sprint. The Houston Texans selected him with the 11th overall selection in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. On July 31, 2011, the Texans agreed to a four-year, $11.24 million deal with him. A six-year, $100 million contract extension between the Texans and Watt was reached prior to the 2014 season’s commencement. He earned $30.9 million at signing, and if he made the roster for the 2016 season, he would have received an additional $21 million. Based on average yearly pay, this deal made him the highest-paid non-quarterback in the NFL.

Watt agreed to a two-year, $28 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals in March 2021, with a $23 million guarantee. When the Cardinals lost to the Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card Round in January 2022, he was reactivated after being put on injured reserve in November 2021. He made the announcement that he would retire at the conclusion of the season in December 2022. He had two tackles in the Cardinals’ defeat to the San Francisco 49ers in his final game. In 16 games played during his final season, he recorded 39 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks, and one forced turnover. Watt proposed to professional soccer star Kealia Ohai in 2019. In October 2022, Watt and Ohai welcomed a boy. They had been married since February 2020.

JJ Watt NFL net worth

Currently, J.J Watt has a net worth estimated to be $60 million. This includes his assets and career earnings when he was a member of the National Football League.