Who is J J Watt?

J J Watt is a competitive football player in America. He plays for the Houston Texans of the NFL (National Football League). Watt plays as a defensive and sometimes plays as a defensive tackle. Before coming to the NFL, he played college football for the University of Wisconsin. J J Watt is playing astonishingly in his NFL career and has been able to gain numerous honors and achievements. He has made the record of being the first player to score two 20+ sack seasons in all past experiences in the NFL.

Quick Info
Full NameJ. J. Watt
Birth NameJustin James Watt
Birth DateMarch 22, 1989
Birth PlaceWaukesha, Wisconsin
FatherJohn Watt
MotherConnie Watt
BrothersDerek Watt
T. J. Watt
Height6 feet 5 inches
Weight131 kg
Hairlight brown
GirlfriendKealia Mae Ohai
Net Worth$25 million

J J Watt


J. J. Watt was born on March 22, 1989, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, with the name Justin James Watt. Watt was born to his father John Watt and mother Connie Watt, with the birth sign of Aries. His father was a firefighter, whereas his mother served as a building-operations vice president. Watt grew up along with his siblings; two younger brother, Derek Watt, and T. J. Watt, who both are professional football players.

Besides, Watt holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, he belongs to White. With the 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) and weigh about 131 kg (288 lb), he has been able to maintain his body fit and healthy. Also, his brown eyes and light brown hair color make his look more attractive.

Early Life of J J Watt

J J Watt, from his young age, showed his interest in playing football, as well as playing hockey. However, he decided to make his career in playing football, so he left playing hockey when he was 13 years.

For his education, Watt first joined Pewaukee High School. During his high school, he showed his enthusiasm for playing football along with basketball and baseball. Also, he took part in track and field events. Furthermore, during his senior year, Watt grabbed the state-level title for shot put. He made a record with a throw of 5 feet 11.5 inches and won a medal of the WIAA Division II Championship.

Moreover, Watt led the school team to the “All-State,” “All-Country,” and “All-Conference” selections. In addition to gaining the award of “Woodland Conference Player of the Year,” he became the “Most Valuable Player.”

College Career

After certifying from high school, he enrolled in “Central Michigan University.” He gained the scholarship from the college. During his college, he got trained by Butch Jones. As he previously played from the defensive position, he was suggested to play from the defensive position.

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During the 2008 season, he wore a red shirt and became the “Scout Team Player of the Year” of Wisconsin. Moreover, he grabbed the trophy of “Ronnie Lott Trophy.” Likewise, in 2010, he became a nominee for the team’s “Most Valuable Player.” At the end of college days, he became the “All-American” first-team and also the “All-Big-Ten” first-team.

Professional Career

Watt decided to enter the NFL, so he left his senior season at the University. He enrolled at the NFL Draft of 2011 playing brilliantly in all divisions, excluding 40-yard dash. Furthermore, he signed a four-year contract in July 2011 worth $11.24 million.

Watt played his first game in opposition to the Indianapolis Colts and did five tackles. During his start, he played all 16 games. During 2011, the team for the first time went to the playoffs in the history of the franchise. Moreover, in his debuting year only, he became a nominee of the “Texans Rookie of the Year.” He enlisted in the “Pro-Football Weekly/ PWFA All-Rookie Team,” in addition to being in the “USA Today All-Joe Team.”

In the 2012 season, Watt came with a bang. The season became his luckiest season having his career-high record. He made 69 single tackles, 12 assisted tackles, and 20.5 sacks along with 4 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries. Also, he became the “MVP” and the “AP Defensive Player of the Year.”  Likewise, the 2013 season, though, did not go right for the team. His performance was better. He became the “NFL Pro Bowl” and the captain of “Pro Bowl.”

More About His Career

Furthermore, he extended his contract for six more years in 2014 worth $100 million. This time, he became the highest-paid non-quarterback of the NFL. Watt scored a touchdown and became the first Texan player to do so. Moreover, as a defensive end, he became the 2014 “All-Pro First-Team,” and as a defensive tackle, he became the “All-Pro Second Team.” Similarly, in 2015, he regained the award of “Defensive Player of the Year.”

During the 2016 season, sadly, he suffered from a groin injury and also fractured his left hand. The incident made him drop out of the “Pro Bowl.” He went through surgery due to which he could not play. Having such a breakdown, he still ranked the 35th among the Top 100 Players of NFL in 2017. Then, he came back in 2017 season, in a game opposition to “Jacksonville Jaguars.” Unfortunately, he went through leg injury back, due to which he had to drop out for the season.

Watt came back in the 2018 season and had an excellent performance. He completed the season with 61 single tackles, along with 14 assisted tackles, 7 forced fumbles, 4 passed defended, and 16.0 sacks. Likewise, in the 2019 season, Watt suffered from an injury during the game with the Oakland Raiders. However, he came back in December 2019.

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Personal Life of J. J. Watt

About his personal life, J.J. Watt is a married man. He tied a knot with Kealia Mae Ohai on February 15, 2020. Kealia is also a sportsman, a soccer player. Also, she is the captain of “Houston Dash” and a representative of the US women’s national soccer team.

The pair met by their mutual friend, Brian Cushing, husband of Kealia elder sister. Moreover, being in a relationship for 3 years since 2016, they engaged in 2019.

Net Worth

J J Watt has been able to earn massive popularity from his professional career. Likewise, in addition to gaining name and fame, he has been able to accumulate a wise amount of money. His net worth is estimated to be about $25 million.