JJ Watt

Short bio: 

Justin James "J. J." Watt (born March 22, 1989) is a football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Texans in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, and played college football at Wisconsin.

Watt has received numerous awards and accolades, having won the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award twice in his first four seasons. Watt is primarily a defensive end, but occasionally shifts to defensive tackle in certain situations. He has also taken snaps on offense as a tight end, catching three touchdown passes during the 2014 season. Also in 2014, Watt became the first player in NFL history to record two 20+ sack seasons in a career. He also currently holds the Texans franchise records for both sacks and forced fumbles. Watt has also been voted by other players in the NFL Top 100 list as #1 in the 2014-15 season.


JJ Watt
c/o Houston Texans
Reliant Stadium
Two Reliant Park
Houston, TX 77054-1573


Submitted by travis matthews (not verified) on

Jj this might not matter, but I was beaten up tonight because I took up for a person I've never met.smh.I got a busted lip and 8 stitches defending you, and you will never even know my name. I understand you hear b.s. all the time but I cannot convey how shitty I'm feeling. All I want is a little accountability for gettin whooped. Not a thing is your fault but dam, I'm hurtin for a guy that I've never even met. I've never been to a Texans game, I was given tickets for the Chargers game on the 27 of November...all I wanna see is JJ in action. Lonnie Ballentine is a friend of mine and always talked about you with the highest regard.The only jersey I own is yours and Steve Young from like 20 years ago. My only wish is to be at 1 of your games. I want nothing free nor am I asking for you to endanger yourself. I don't even know if you'll read this but JJ... your my m.v.p.

Submitted by Diana garcia (not verified) on

Hi you forgot about Channelview Tx Mr. Watt I would love to see you over here.

Submitted by Susn Zagryn (not verified) on

I'm not sure how you personally feel about this but I know you have a huge voice that people will hear. This is my message that I'm hoping will get heard and understood.
I don't usually chime into political disagreements, especially on public media, but I recently got caught up in a conversation about the new Nike campaign and using the face of Kaepernick. I have stated that I am all for free speech and peaceful protest for things that we believe in but this taking a knee is so disrespectful to our flag and our military on so many levels. I recently posted a bit of history regarding our flag and why we sing the National Anthem before sporting events and I'm hoping that you can help me get this history lesson out to more of the public. It may be naïve or wishful thinking but maybe if people understood why we do this they would understand why it should stop. The following is a copy of my facebook post to family and friends. When one person said they don't understand how its disrespecting the flag or our military, this is what I wrote:
It has everything to do with the flag and our military and our National Anthem. The National Anthem was written by Francis Scott Key in 1814 after watching a British military bombardment of an American fort. Key watched from eight miles off shore through the night. In the morning the fort still stood strong with a huge flag still waving with fifteen stars and fifteen stripes, our Country was still young. In 1889, the Navy made it the official song to accompany all flag raisings. In 1931, President Hoover signed the law making "The Star Spangled Banner" the National Anthem. The tradition of playing the National Anthem before sporting events began during WWII to demonstrate support of American forces fighting in Europe and in the Pacific. So you see, it has everything to do with our military. Stand out of respect. Demonstrate racial ineqaulities in other ways people. I 'm all for free speech. That's one of the rights they fought for.

Submitted by Vicki Mullikin (not verified) on

JJ, I truly was a huge fan of yours and I am so disappointed that you took a stand (politically) against our Country. I am no longer watching the Astros because they took a stand with "Black Lives Matter." This organization is terrorist affiliated against our Country, so I no longer watch them, they were my baseball team, no disappointed. Now, I will not be watching the Texans or any Sports team for that matter. You guys have so much to offer our kids BUT when you decide to team up with ideals against our Country I can no longer support you or the organization(s). It is my hope you will once again return to only a Sports Player.

Submitted by Mike B. (not verified) on

I agree, after your last game, the Texans should change their name. I am a native Texan and a former Oilers/Texan diehard fan. Will not attend, watch or support the Texans or HEB until y'all quit acting like spoiled rich kids. Just try this for one game, place your hand over your heart, proudly stand tall and loudly sing the Star Spangled Banner, acknowledging this Great Country that has given you and your family so much. Quit trying to make silly statements. See how your true fan base will really support you! That today, my friend, is making a radical statement!

Submitted by levi (not verified) on

you are the best win your next game :)

Submitted by Robert walker (not verified) on

Hey JJ I just wanted to thank you for everything you have done for the city of houston.Im a die hard Texans fan and never been blessed to attend a game..I'm currently selling my car on craigslist so that I can hopefully come to a Texans game soon..its been on for 2 months but no luck yet..If I dont make it this year go out there and sack every quarterback in the playoff run..I believe in you...

Submitted by John Michael Coleman (not verified) on

To the Owners, Management, Coaching, Players and Staff of the Houston Texans.
I want to tell you how strongly I feel about your politicization of football and sports in general. I can no longer allow myself to watch any of your games, or do anything that will support you in any way.
I want to explain to you why I feel this way.
First, I want you to know I strongly support your right to express your personal and political opinions, either as individuals or as a business. This right is given to you by the very nation that you have been denigrating, which makes you look ignorant or at least ungrateful. But it’s your right. It is also my right to stop paying my money to have a bunch of privileged children who get paid handsomely to play a game lecture me about how you are oppressed.
Second, in supporting Black Lives Matter, you are supporting a Marxist organization intent on dividing us and undermining our country. I believe that black lives matter, and that all lives matter. However, the BLM movement is doing more to hurt black people and minorities anything else going on right now. The crisis of black males killing other black males is a true tragedy. It is a complex problem but it is not due to racism or injustice at the hands of police. Major roots of this problem include poor inner city education, high prominence of fatherless homes, as well as other issues. BLM efforts only divert attention and political action from these issues.
Third, the police brutality or injustice to black males is a total lie. It is true that there is a higher per capita number of incidents between police and black males compared to whites or other races. However, when you have a disproportionate number of crimes being committed by black males, and when a higher level of crime is occurring in predominately black communities, it is inevitable that there will be more confrontations between the police and black people. The issue is not the police or systemic racism, but other serious problems in the black community that deserve attention. Blaming the police is not constructive if you are truly interested black lives.
Fourth, the US is not a racist country, although we can find racist people of all races among us. Racism is a human problem not an American problem. Our constitution offers the solution for that problem. Hundreds of thousands of mainly white people fought and died to eliminate slavery in the US. In the ‘60s our country passed sweeping bipartisan legislation to help minorities, and since then, trillions of dollars have been committed to improving the lot of blacks and other minorities. My entire adult life our country has be working to make sure that minorities have a fair shot at education and employment opportunities, as well as housing and other issues. In many cases black and other minority candidates have been hired or promoted ahead of white candidates purely on the basis of race. There has been systemic racism—it’s called affirmative action. And most white people have supported these efforts with well-intentioned ambition to promote better harmony among our citizens.
Fifth, “Social Justice” is a corrupt term. It is inherently racist in concept. Social Justice assumes that we are separated in groups, according to our race or ethnicity or some other parameter. It further assumes that justice can be achieved by rewarding one group at the expense of the other. The fallacy in this is that all of us are individuals, and justice is a very individual thing. Does it make sense to take money from a poor white person and give it to Oprah. Or give it to any of you? Social Justice is a marketing trick, linking two virtuous sounding words together, but as a concept it doesn’t make sense. Black people are very diverse, as are white people and others.
So, I hope that you can understand that your actions are at best misguided, and are certainly counterproductive to your stated objectives. Everything you are doing is damaging to our national harmony, and will ultimately hurt those in our society that need help.
I hope that some of you will understand. I suspect that some of you must go along in order to keep you job. Some of you don’t really care and are just going along with the crowd. Some of you really don’t understand the issues, and some of you are just black racists, or some of you truly hate our country.
However, I’m done with professional sports, and I hope that millions of other former fans will make the same decision. I’m sad of that fact, but you’ve killed the joy of sports for me and many others.
Closing is hard, because I can’t wish you best of luck or even regards. I guess can only offer hope that some of you will eventually understand the impact of your actions. Lord forgive you, for you know not what you do.

Mike Coleman
Brenham, Texas
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