Football player Justin James “J. J.” Watt is an NFL defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals. He is 131 kg in weight and 1.96 m tall. He attended Pewaukee High School, where he participated in football throughout his time there. He received the Woodland Conference Player of the Year Award in his senior year and was selected at the tight end and defensive end positions on the first teams of the All-State, All-County, All-Area, and Conference teams.
He played college football for the Central Michigan Chippewas at Central Michigan University for one season. For Central Michigan, he appeared in 14 games while compiling 77 receiving yards and 8 receptions. In 2008, when he first enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he started playing NCAA football with the Wisconsin Badgers.
He was recognized as Wisconsin’s Scout Team Player of the Year at the University of Wisconsin after redshirting the 2008 campaign. He participated in 13 games as a defensive end in 2009, and in 2010 he won the Ronnie Lott Trophy. In the 2011 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans selected him with the 11th overall pick. On July 31, 2011, the Texans inked Watt to a four-year deal. He had one of the best defensive seasons in NFL history in 2012.
He had 16 passes defended, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, 69 solo tackles, 12 assisted tackles, 20.5 sacks, and other stats at the end of the season. Watt and the Arizona Cardinals agreed to a two-year, $28 million contract on March 1, 2021, with $23 million guaranteed.
Where Is J.J. Watt From?
J.J. Watt is from Pewaukee, Wisconsin in the United States of America.