JJ Watt (born Justin James Watt on March 22, 1989 in Waukesha, Wisconsin) is an American football player. Justin played hockey from the age of four to 12, including with travel teams that took him to Canada and Germany. However, football became JJ’s passion. He was a four-year letter winner in football while attending Pewaukee High School. During his senior year, he was selected to All-State and was named the Conference Player of the Year. As a track star, JJ won the 2007 WIAA Division II Championship in shot put. After high school, JJ attended Central Michigan University, but after failing to find success in his freshman year, he transferred to University of Wisconsin. He found his groove and finished his 2009 season with 44 tackles. He topped it the next year with 59 tackles. JJ decided to forgo his senior year and entered the 2011 NFL draft. The Houston Texans selected him in the first round and he signed a four-year contract worth $11.24 million dollars. JJ Watt was named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the year in 2012 and was picked to the NFL Pro-Bowl in 2013. In 2014, he recorded the most career sacks for the Texans and set the record for Most Career Forced Fumbles. JJ has also appeared on the football fantasy comedy, The League, as well as a cameo on a 2015 episode of New Girl.
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JJ Watt is best known as a professional football player for the Houston Texans.
JJ is the president and founder of the Justin J. Watt Foundation, a charity that provides after-school opportunities for children in low-income situations. In 2014, JJ received the Texans Spirit of the Bull Community Award and was nominated for the NFL’s Salute to Service Award. JJ was seen hanging out with Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki in 2015, sparking dating rumors.