American professional football player J.J. Watt competes for the Houston Texans. The Houston Texans” made him an offer for a four-year deal, which was later extended for another six years, after he entered the “National Football League (NFL) Draft” with the best performance in every category except the 40-yard dash. The ‘NFL Defensive Player of the Year,’ ‘Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year,’ and ‘Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year’ have all been named by him.
J.J. Watt Early Life:
Justin James Watt was born on Mar 22, 1989, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States. Since he was a young child, Watt has been devoted to athletics. J.J. Watt began playing ice hockey at the age of thirteen for multiple tour teams that went to Canada and Germany. However, his schedule conflicts rapidly worsened, and he ran into some financial problems. Thus, Watt was forced to stop playing hockey.
J.J. Watt Education:
JJ Watt attended “Pewaukee High School,” where he competed in track and field competitions as well as baseball, basketball, and other sports. In 2007, he won the shot put state championship and broke a school record.
He was chosen for the first teams of “All-State,” “All-County,” and “All-Conference” during his senior year. He was awarded the team’s “Most Valuable Player” and received the “Woodland Conference Player of the Year Award.”
He was given a scholarship by “Central Michigan University,” where Butch Jones was his head coach. The suggestion was made for him to switch from a defensive to an offensive position. He nevertheless kept on playing defensive end. Later, he transferred to the “University of Wisconsin-Madison,” where he kept playing defense. The Baylor College of Medicine awarded him a Doctor of Humanities in Medicine degree in 2018, despite the fact that he was unable to finish his graduation.
J.J. Watt Family Status:
Connie and John Watt gave birth to JJ Watt. His mother was the vice president of building operations, while his father was a firefighter. His two younger brothers, Derek and TJ Watt, both went on to play professionally in football.
J.J. Watt Physical Stats:
JJ Watt stands 6 Feet 5 Inches (1.96 m) tall and weighs about 131 kg (289 lbs). Watt’s hair is Light Brown, and his eye color is Blue.
J.J. Watt Zodiac Sign:
The year 2022 will mark JJ Watt’s 33rd birthday. He was born on March 22, 1989. Aries is Watt’s sign in the zodiac.
J.J. Watt Career:
Watt, a top finisher in every category except the 40-yard dash, skipped his senior year at “Wisconsin” and entered the 2011 “NFL Draft.” The “Houston Texans” presented him with a four-year, $11.24 million deal in July 2011.
For the first time in history, the “Texans” qualified for the playoffs in 2011. Watt received the title of “Texans Team Rookie of the Year.” Additionally, he was selected for the “USA Today All-Joe Team” and the “Pro-Football Weekly/PWFA All-Rookie Team.”
In Watt’s career, 2012 was one of the most prosperous years. That season, he recorded 20.5 sacks, 69 solo tackles, 12 assisted stops, 4 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries. He was recognized as the “AP Defensive Player of the Year” and as the “MVP” of his squad.
2013 saw a similarly strong performance from him personally. His club, though, fell short that season and mostly lost. That year, Watt was selected for the “NFL Pro Bowl” and made the game’s captain.
He signed a six-year, $100 million contract deal with the “Texans” in 2014, making him the highest-paid non-quarterback in the “NFL.” He was the first defensive player from the state of Texas to score a touchdown that season. He made the 2014 “All-Pro Second-Team” as a defensive lineman and the “All-Pro First-Team” as a defensive end. He was again selected for the 2015 “Pro Bowl” and once again won “Defensive Player of the Year.”
His fractured left hand and injuries to his groin caused him to withdraw from the 2016 “Pro Bowl.” He had to get surgery on his groin. He also had back surgery to treat a bulging disc that prevented him from playing. Also on “NFL Top 100 Players of 2017” list, he managed to land in the 35th position. He played the “Jacksonville Jaguars” in the first game of the 2017 campaign. Later in the season, however, he sustained a leg injury that required additional surgery. He was out for the remainder of the campaign.
However, Watt asked for and was granted his release from the Texans on February 12, 2021. After being released, he signed a two-year, $28 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals on March 1, 2021, with $23 million of that amount guaranteed.
J.J. Watt Relationship Status:
JJ Watt, a football star, and Kealia Ohai Watt, a soccer player, are a power couple in the sports world. Although they initially opted to keep their relationship a secret, they started dating in the early months of 2016. When JJ showed up to a press conference wearing Kealia’s jersey number, rumors about their relationship began circulating.
JJ, a defensive end for the Texans, and Kealia, a top forward for the women’s soccer team, the Houston Dash, got engaged over Valentine’s Day weekend in 2020. Kealia was the first to disclose her relationship with JJ. The sports couple announced they were expecting their first child together in June 2022. On October 23, 2022, the Watts welcomed their son, Koa James Watt, into the world.
On December 27, 2022, J.J. Watt announced his retirement with pictures of his family
JJ shared pictures of himself, Kealia, and their 9-week-old kid Koa taken at State Farm Stadium on Twitter and Instagram. The Arizona Cardinals player announced his retirement in the caption.
“Koa’s first ever NFL game. My last ever NFL home game,” he wrote. “My heart is filled with nothing but love and gratitude. It’s been an honor and a pleasure.”
J.J. Watt Social Appearance:
JJ Watt is a well-known social media user and is active on sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. He has 4.3 million followers on Instagram under the handle @jjwatt. Currently, he has over 5.6 million followers on his Twitter handle @JJWatt and over 2 million followers on Facebook @JJ Watt.
J.J. Watt Net Worth:
Justin James Watt is one of the best defensive players a squad might have. Excluding his endorsement deals with Reebok, Ford Motor, Gatorade, and several other companies, he makes about $13 million a year.
Watt’s estimated net worth in 2023 is $50 million. Additionally, his net worth might continue to rise as one of the highest-paid defenseman after signing a $100 million contract with the Texans.
Similarly, the football star owned a lavish but “modest” home in Pearland. But in 2016, he sold the house and bought a cozy cabin in Wisconsin, where he intends to make some changes. He also reportedly owns a Polaris 1000 and a Ford F-150 Platinum.