J.J. Watt is an NFL defensive end currently on the Houston Texans. He was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 and is a three-time first-team All-Pro selection.
The Texans selected Watt with the No. 11 pick in the 2011 NFL draft out of Wisconsin. As a rookie, he had 5.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries. The Texans finished 10-6 before losing in the divisional round of the playoffs.
In two playoff games that season, Watt totaled 3.5 sacks and returned an interception for a touchdown.
Watt had a breakout second year in 2012. He led the league with 20.5 sacks -- tied for the seventh-highest single season total in NFL history -- en route to winning the Defensive Player of the Year award and making his first Pro Bowl. The Texans beat the Cincinnati Bengals in the wild-card round for the second straight season, but lost to the New England Patriots in the divisional round.
In 2013, Watt had 10.5 sacks, but the Texans lost their final 14 games after a 2-0 start to the season. He was once again named first-team All-Pro and made his another Pro Bowl.
Before the 2014 season, Watt signed a six-year, $100 million contract extension with the Texans.
Watt lived up to his new contract in 2014. He had 20.5 sacks, returned an interception for a touchdown and recovered five fumbles, one of which he returned for a touchdown. He played tight end in several goal line situations for the Texans, catching three touchdown passes. For the third consecutive year, he was selected to the Pro Bowl and named a first-team All-Pro.