Justin James a.k.a. “J. J.” Watt is a football defensive end playing for NFL’s Houston Texans. Texans drafted him with 11th overall pick in NFL Draft 2011’s first round. He played college football in early life at Wisconsin.
He received Defensive Player of the Year Award from AP NFL for three times in the initial 5 seasons. Despite being a defensive end, he shifts to defensive tackle occasionally in some situations. As a tight end, he also took snaps and caught 3 touchdown passes in 2014 season. In NFL history, he became the first player in the history of NFL in 2014 who recorded two 20+ sack seasons. He has Texans franchise records for forced fumbles and both sacks.
He is an American footballer who is playing for National Football League’s Houston Texans. As of 2015, his estimated annual income is $25 million, making him the richest sportsman in the world. When he started his football career, he was 2-year starter and 4-year letterman in football team of Pewaukee High School. He was crowned as Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Athlete of the Year and Player of the Year in Woodland Conference. He studied at Central Michigan University on his football stint in 2007.
Full Name: Justin James “J. J.” Watt
Date of Birth: March 22, 1989
Marital status: Unmarried
Occupation: Football player
Net Worth: $100 million
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Source of Income: Football
J.J. Watt matriculated at Central Michigan University and got a scholarship there. He was led to believe that he would score touchdowns as a tight end. He played 14 games with 8 receptions and 77 receiving yards at Central Michigan. The coaches told him to turn into offensive tackle but he decided to continue with starting spot on the college football as defensive end.
In 2011 season, Watt entered NFL Draft and became the top performer at NFL Combine 2011 in all categories. He got drafted in first round with 11th overall pick by the Houston Texans. He was signed by the Texans for $11.24 million for 4 years on July 2011.
He started 16 games and finished with 8 assists and 48 solo tackles, and 5 ½ sacks. For the first time, the Texans went to playoffs in franchise history. He recorded 3 assisted tackles, 11 solo tackles and 1 interception for touchdown.
J.J. Watt was born on 22 March, 1989 in Wisconsin to a vice president of building operations, Connie, and a firefighter, John Watt. He belongs to the Scottish ancestry. He has two brothers TJ and Derek. They both are football players and students at the University of Wisconsin. From the age of 4 to 13, he played hockey for travel teams in Germany and Canada. Thereafter, weekly games started and he had to give up hockey because of financial problems and strict schedule. He was a pizza delivery boy when he was studying at the University of Wisconsin. Today, he is listed among the top 10 richest sportsman in the world.