JJ Watt Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 25 Aug, 2017
Facts of JJ Watt
Date of Birth: 1989 , March-22
Age: 31 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Name J. J. Watt
Birth Name Justin James Watt
Nick Name "J. J."
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Wisconsin
Ethnicity White
Profession Football defensive
Working For NFL fullback
Net Worth $25 million
Affair with N/A
Girlfriend N/A
TV Show Bad Moms
Siblings T. J. Watt, Derek Watt
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Synopsis

JJ Watt is the top edge defender of Houston Texas in NFL. Heís been playing for the Houston Texas since 2011, which made him one of the highest-paid defenders of the Houston Texas. Before starting his pro career, he played for college football league at Wisconsin College.

Early Life and education

The talented defender was born on March 22, 1989, in Wisconsin. He holds an American nationality and belongs to White American ethnicity.

Watt's family has a Scottish ancestry. His older brother Derek Watt is an NFL fullback for the Los Angeles Chargers and his younger brother T.J. Watt plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers. When he was four years old, he started playing hockey and continued it till he reached 13. He gave up hockey because the weekly games started to conflict with his schedule and finance.

While he was in fifth grade he was interested in playing football and became passionate about it. He joined Pewaukee High School and was selected for first-team All-State when he was at his senior level. He followed his fatherís footsteps and competed in the game during senior season. 

Career

When Watt was at his senior level education, he received a scholarship from Central Michigan University and matriculated there. He played 14 games there and then decided to forgo his starting spot and went at the University of Wisconsin. 

In 2013, he played 13 games as a defensive end and was named as the Scout Team player of the Year. In 2011, he started all 16 games and finished the season with 48 solo tackles, eight assisted tackles, and five and a half sacks. He continued his game till 2016 season. 

Furthermore, he was named Defense Player of the year in 2012, 2014 and 2015 with the Houston Texas. He was drafted 11th overall by the Houston Texans in 2011, after winning the Lott Trophy at the University of Wisconsin.

Personal Life

Watt is pretty uptight in sharing his personal life with the outer world.  He is not found dating anyone and is still unmarried. Currently, he is single.

On July 21, 2016, Watt underwent surgery for a herniated disc. He began training camp on the PUP list but returned after a week in the field. On September 28, 2016, he was placed on injured reserved. Next day, he underwent back surgery. JJ Watt is surely a hard working athlete.

On September 28, 2016, he was placed on injured reserved. Next day, he underwent back surgery again and was officially ruled out for the rest of 2016 season. He is recovering from his injury and he will back on the field this season.

The hardworking and dedicated NFL Player, JJ Watt, is active in several charity events. He has also founded the JJ Watt Foundation. The charity benefits numerous causes like providing education to the middle- aged schoolchildren, involving them in sports, and so on. The main purpose of the foundation is to make best athletes from the ground of the marginalized community.

Net Worth

JJ Watt, one of the richest defenders of NFL, has a luxurious lifestyle. He has a lavish car, Lexus LS 460 L, which he bought in 2011. His net worth is estimated as $25 million.

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