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J. J. Watt plays defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He is 131 kg in weight and 1.96 m tall. He attended Pewaukee High School, where he spent four years playing football. He was selected to the first teams of the All-State, All-County, All-Area, and Conference teams at tight end and defensive end during his senior year, winning the Woodland Conference Player of the Year Award.

He received a scholarship that allowed him to study at Central Michigan University. Before going to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to play college football for the Wisconsin Badgers, he spent a year at Michigan. The Houston Texans made Watt their first-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. On July 31, 2011, he was given a four-year deal by the Texans. He inked a two-year, $28 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals in March 2021, with $23 million of that amount guaranteed.

J.J. Watt
J.J. Watt

He is regarded as one of football’s all-time great defensive linemen and has won the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award three times in his first five seasons. He is the Texans’ all-time leader in sacks and forced fumbles. He was honored as Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 2017. He tweeted on October 2, 2022, that he had entered atrial fibrillation and needed to have his heart shocked to restore rhythm.

Will J.J. Watt Be In The Hall Of Fame?

J. J Watt still has a good chance of getting elected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot. Watt reached the milestone of 100 sacks in 2020, his last campaign with the Texans. He twice led the NFL in sacks, including in 2012 when he had a career-high 20.5 sacks.