Professional football player Justin James “J. J.” Watt represents the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League as a defensive end. He is 131 kg in weight and 1.96 m tall. He attended Pewaukee High School, where he played football in high school. In addition to being named to the first teams of the All-State, All-County, All-Area, and All-Conference at tight end and defensive end during his senior year, he won the Woodland Conference Player of the Year Award.
He spent one season playing collegiate football for Central Michigan University’s football team, the Central Michigan Chippewas. In his 14 games at Central Michigan, he recorded 77 receiving yards and 8 receptions. He began studying at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008 and participated in collegiate football for the Wisconsin Badgers.
Following a redshirt season in 2008, he was named Wisconsin’s Scout Team Player of the Year at the University of Wisconsin. He played defensive end in 13 games in 2009, and in 2010 he won the Ronnie Lott Trophy. He was taken by the Houston Texans with the 11th overall choice in the 2011 NFL Draft. Watt signed a four-year contract with the Texans on July 31, 2011. In 2012, he produced one of the NFL’s top defensive seasons ever.
In addition to his 20.5 sacks, he made 69 solo tackles, 12 assisted tackles, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and 16 passes intercepted. A two-year, $28 million deal with a $23 million guarantee between Watt and the Arizona Cardinals was reached on March 1, 2021.
Who Are J.J. Watt Parents?
J.J. Watt’s parents are Connie Watt and John Watt. His parents are very supportive of his career and have been there for him from the beginning.