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J.J. Watt is a veteran defensive end, who plays for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League.  After playing college football at Central Michigan and Wisconsin, the Houston Texans selected him in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft to join their team.

How Good Is J.J. Watt?

Watt, who is predominantly a defensive end but occasionally converts to defensive tackle in some situations, is widely regarded as one of the greatest defensive linemen of all time after winning the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award three times in his first five seasons.

During the 2014 season, he caught three touchdown passes while also taking snaps on the offensive side of the ball. He is the all-time leader for the Texans club in terms of both sacks and fumbles forced. Watt was honored with the Sportsman of the Year title by Sports Illustrated in 2017.

J.J. Watt Awards And Stats

3× NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2012, 2014, 2015)
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year (2017)
5× First-team All-Pro (2012–2015, 2018)
Second-team All-Pro (2014)
5× Pro Bowl (2012–2015, 2018)
2× NFL sacks leader (2012, 2015)
NFL forced fumbles co-leader (2018)
NFL 2010s All-Decade Team
PFWA All-Rookie Team (2011)
Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (2017)
Bert Bell Award (2014)
Lott Trophy (2010)
First-team All-American (2010)
First-team All-Big Ten (2010)

Total tackles: 556
Sacks: 104.5
Pass deflections: 66
Forced fumbles: 26
Fumble recoveries: 16
Interceptions: 2
Defensive touchdowns: 3
Offensive touchdowns: 3