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  • Sat., Aug. 29, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Extra Points

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    The Houston Texans Team Luncheon is set for Tuesday, September 1 from noon – 2pm with the entire Texans team.  Hear from Head Coach Bill O’Brien and top Texans players as they prepare for the 2015 season!

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  • Sat., Sep. 05, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

  • Sat., Sep. 05, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans 360

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 11 PM for this Texans show that covers all the happenings each week of the team throughout the offseason from community events, offseason training and various team functions with Cheerleaders and players.

  • Sun., Sep. 06, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk

    Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO, and the Battle Ready Band at the Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk on Sun., Sept. 6 from 1-3 PM.

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  • Sun., Sep. 06, 2015 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CDT Houston Texans Inside the Game

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Sunday at 10:35 PM for this in-season show that recaps each Houston Texans game in-depth with coverage and analysis from Greg Bailey and Spencer Tillman.

Team

J.J. Watt
DE #99
Height:
6-5
Weight:
289
Age:
26
College:
Wisconsin
Hometown:
Pewaukee, Wisc.
Experience:
5

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SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
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TOTAL 295 241 54 57.0 1 37 1 80 -- 80 1 12 11
2014 HOU 16 16 78 59 19 20.5 1 10 1 80 80 80 1 4 5
2013 HOU 16 16 80 65 15 10.5 -- 7 -- -- -- -- -- 4 2
2012 HOU 16 16 81 69 12 20.5 -- 16 -- -- -- -- -- 4 2
2011 HOU 16 16 56 48 8 5.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2

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Twitter: @JJWatt
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TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans in the first round (11th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft...Signed by Texans on July 31, 2011.

HONORS:
Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year (2012)
Two-time Associated Press First-Team All-Pro (2012-13)
Two-time Pro Bowl selection (2013-14) and 2014 Pro Bowl Captain
NFL 101 AFC Defensive Player of the Year (2012)
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA Defensive Most Valuable Player (2012)
PFW First-Team All-Pro (2012-13)
AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 2, 2012; Week 15, 2012)
AFC Defensive Player of the Month (September, 2012; December 2012)
USA Football All-Fundamentals Team (2012)
Houston Texans Team Most Valuable Player (2012)
Houston Texans Team Rookie of the Year (2011)
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie Team (2011)
USA Today All-Joe Team (2011)

CAREER:
2011 first-round draft choice who has started all 48 games in his career
Has recorded 36.5 sacks, six fumble recoveries, eight forced fumbles and 27 passes defensed
Leads the NFL with 108 quarterback hits and 74 tackles for loss and ranks fifth in the NFL in sacks since entering the NFL in 2011
His 36.5 sacks through his first three seasons are the seventh-most in NFL history for a player through their first three seasons
Has blocked three kicks in his career, including a franchise-record two in 2013
Emerged on the national scene in the playoffs following the 2011 season with 3.5 sacks and an interception return for a touchdown in a postseason game
Became first player in NFL history with 14 passes defensed and 14 sacks in the same season in 2012
His 36.5 combined sacks and passes defensed in 2012 were the most by a player in since 1991, when passes defensed became an official statistic
Recorded five sacks in four postseason games

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans in the first round (11th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft...Signed by Texans on July 31, 2011...Signed an extension with Texans on Sept, 2, 2014.

HONORS:
Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year (2012, 2014)
Three-time Associated Press First-Team All-Pro (2012-14)
Three-time Pro Bowl selection (2013-15) and 2014 Pro Bowl Captain
NFL 101 AFC Defensive Player of the Year (2012, 2014)
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA Defensive Most Valuable Player (2012, 2014)
Three-time PFW First-Team All-Pro (2012-14)
AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 2, 2012; Week 15, 2012; Week 4, 2014; Week 11, 2014)
AFC Defensive Player of the Month (September, 2012; December, 2012; September, 2014; December, 2014)
USA Football All-Fundamentals Team (2012)
Houston Texans Team Most Valuable Player (2012, 2014)
Houston Texans Team Rookie of the Year (2011)
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie Team (2011)
USA Today All-Joe Team (2011)

CAREER:
2011 first-round draft choice who has started all 64 games in his career
Has recorded 57.0 sacks, 11 fumble recoveries, 12 forced fumbles and 37 passes defensed in his career
Leads the NFL with 158 quarterback hits and 107 tackles for loss and ranks first in the NFL in sacks since entering the NFL in 2011
Has blocked four kicks in his career, including a franchise-record two in 2013
The first Texan with three seasons (2012-14) of 10 or more sacks in his career
The second Texan with 50 sacks in a career. Ranks first in franchise history with 57.0 sacks
One of two players to record 10 sacks and 10 passes defensed in two different seasons since 1991 (Jason Taylor)
His 36.5 sacks through his first three seasons are the seventh-most in NFL history for a player through their first three seasons
Became first player in NFL history with 14 passes defensed and 14 sacks in the same season in 2012
His 36.5 combined sacks and passes defensed in 2012 were the most by a player in since 1991, when passes defensed became an official statistic
Emerged on the national scene in the playoffs following the 2011 season with 3.5 sacks and an interception return for a touchdown in a postseason game

PERSONAL
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Served as the Grand Marshal of the 2012 Houston Lifestock Show and Rodeo and Art Car Parades
Founded and serves on the board of directors of the Justin J. Watt Foundation which provides support to after-school athletic programs in Wisconsin and Texas

2014 (Houston 16/16):
Started and played in every game for the fourth consecutive season. Totaled 78 tackles, 20.5 sacks, 29 tackles for loss, 50 quarterback hits, fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles.
Tied his career high with 20.5 sacks and became the first player in NFL history with 20 or more sacks in two different seasons (2012 and 2014)
Named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month twice (September and December)
Recorded five total touchdowns (three receiving, one interception return and one fumble return) and a safety to finish with 32 points scored
Recorded a sack, 3.0 tackles, five quarterback hits, 2.0 tackles for loss and recovered a fumble against Washington (9/7)
Became the first defensive player in franchise history to score from scrimmage on a 1-yard touchdown reception at Oakland (9/14)
Tallied seven tackles (five solo), two tackles for loss, a sack, one pass defensed and a quarterback hit against the New York Giants (9/21) in Week 3
Notched his first career regular season interception and returned it 80 yards for a touchdown, which is tied for the sixth longest return in NFL history for a defensive lineman, in Week 4 vs. Buffalo (9/28). Also had a career high nine quarterback hits, five tackles and a pass defensed
Made four solo tackles at Dallas (10/5) in Week 5
Scored his third touchdown of the season on a 45-yard fumble return in the fourth quarter vs. Indianapolis (10/9) in Week 6. Now has the most touchdowns by a defensive lineman in a single season since William “Refrigerator” Perry had three in 1985. Finished the game with seven tackles, 2.0 sacks, three tackles for loss, four quarterback hits and three passes defensed. Now has 40.5 sacks for his career, the most by a Texans player through the first four seasons of a career, and six career sacks of Colts QB Andrew Luck
Became the franchise all-time leader in fumble recoveries when he recovered his ninth career fumble in the first quarter on Whitney Mercilus’ sack-fumble of Ben Roethlisberger at Pittsburgh (10/20) in Week 7. Recorded his fifth sack of the season, dropping Roethlisberger for a 9-yard loss in the second quarter. Finished the game with three tackles, a tackle for loss and two quarterback hits to go along with his sack and fumble recovery
Had the 12th multi-sack game of his career and second this season with 2.0 sacks at Tennessee(10/26) in Week 8. Also recorded his first forced fumble of the season on the third play of the second half, dropping Zach Mettenberger for an 8-yard loss. Also had three tackles, two tackles for loss, two quarterback hits and a pass defensed
Recorded 1.5 sacks and tied a season high with seven tackles vs. Philadelphia (11/2) in Week 9. Also had five quarterback hits, including one that led to A.J. Bouye’s 51-yard interception return for touchdown. Has at least one sack in four straight games
Caught his second touchdown pass of the season on a 2-yard pass from Ryan Mallett in the first quarter at Cleveland (11/16). It was Watt’s fourth overall touchdown of the season. He is the first defensive lineman since 1948 to have four touchdowns in a season. New York Giants DE Ray Poole and Los Angeles Rams DE Jack Zilly both had four overall touchdowns in 1948. Became the first player since Chicago Bears DB J.C. Caroline in 1956 to score multiple touchdowns on offense and defense in the same season. Finished the game with five tackles, a season-high three tackles for loss, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Leads the league with four fumbles recovered. Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance
Had a season-high tying seven tackles, a tackle for loss, a quarterback hit and a pass defensed vs. Cincinnati (11/23) in Week 12
Recorded two sacks, one tackle for loss, a forced fumble, fumble recovery, six quarterback hits and caught a 1-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter vs. Tennessee (11/30) in Week 13. Became the first defensive lineman since Chicago Bears DE Connie Mack Berry in 1944 to have at least five touchdowns in a season. Sacked Titans QB Jake Locker, forced a fumble and returned the ball 11 yards in the fourth quarter. Set a franchise record with his fifth fumble recovery of the season. Tied Mario Williams’ (2006-11) franchise record of 11 forced fumbles and has three on the year. Has 11.5 sacks this season and is the first Texan with three seasons of 10 or more sacks in his career
Sacked Jaguars QB Blake Bortles three times for 17 yards in Week 14 (12/7). It was his third career three-sack game (at Detroit, 11/22/12 and vs. Indianapolis, 12/16/12 were the others). Has nine sacks in four division games this season. Posted a season-high four tackles for loss and had five quarterback hits. He now has 41 quarterback hits and 20 tackles for loss this season. It is the third consecutive season he has had 40 or more quarterback hits and 20 or more tackles for loss
Had two sacks at Indianapolis (12/14) in Week 15 to tie Mario Williams (2006-11) for the most sacks in franchise history (53.0). Also had six tackles, two tackles for loss, two quarterback hits and a pass defensed. Joined Jason Taylor as the only player to record 10 sacks and 10 passes defensed in two different seasons since 1991. Has multiple sacks in all five AFC South games this season and 11.5 sacks against division foes
Became Texans all-time sack leader with 54.0 sacks in Week 16 vs. Baltimore (12/21) when he sacked Joe Flacco on fourth-and-10 in the fourth quarter. Also tackled Flacco for loss on a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter. Added a team-high and season-high eight tackles, four quarterback hits and three tackles for loss
Became the first player in NFL history to record two seasons with more than 20 sacks (20.5 in 2012 and again in 2014), as he finished with 3.0 sacks, 4 tackles for loss, 3 quarterback hits, a forced fumble, safety and team-high six tackles vs. Jacksonville (12/28) in Week 17. Had two or more sacks in all six division games this season and six sacks in two games against Jacksonville

2013 (Houston 16/16):
Started in all 16 games and led the NFL in quarterback hits (46) and was second in tackles for loss (22) while setting a career high with 117 tackles (71 solo) to go along with a team-best 10.5 sacks, seven passes defensed, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two blocked kicks
Recorded eight tackles (seven solo), two sacks and two passes defensed vs. Tennessee (9/15)
Tied for a team high with 10 tackles (seven solo) and a sack at Baltimore (9/22)
Recorded 12 tackles (seven solo) and 0.5 sacks vs. Seattle (9/29)
Recorded nine tackles (five solo), one sack and a forced fumble at Kansas City (10/20)
Recorded eight tackles (four solo), one sack, one pass defensed and blocked a field goal attempt vs. Indianapolis (11/3)
Notched seven tackles (five solo), one sack and set career highs with two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries at Arizona (11/10) 
Tallied two sacks along with 13 tackles (eight solo) vs. Oakland (11/17). His two sacks marked the ninth time in his career that he has recorded at least two in a game
Added another sack vs. Jacksonville (11/24), his fifth-consecutive game with at least one sack (second-longest streak in his career). Blocked a field goal, setting a franchise record with two blocked in a season
Totaled nine solo tackles, one sack, a season-high five tackles for loss, a pass defensed and forced a fumble at Tennessee (12/29) 

2012 (Houston 16/16, 2/2):
Named the AP Defensive Player of the Year after he led the NFL with a franchise single-season record 20.5 sacks on the season, the 9th player in NFL history with 20-plus sacks
Set a league season record for defensive linemen with 16 passes defensed
Earned AP First-Team All-Pro honors and was selected as Pro Bowl starter for the AFC after leading the Texans with 107 tackles (85 solo), 16 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and two recoveries
Contributed to 95 plays that either resulted in no gain or negative yardage
Had six tackles (four solo), 1.5 sacks, and three passes defensed, two of which were intercepted by his teammates in the season opener vs. Miami (9/9)
Set a career-high with nine tackles (six solo) to go along with 1.5 sacks, two passes defensed and a fumble recovery at Jacksonville (9/16), earning AFC Defensive Player of the Week Honors
Led the defense with 10 tackles while sacking Peyton Manning 2.5 times at Denver (9/23)
Recorded seven tackles (five solo) including two sacks and recovered a fumble at Tennessee (9/30)
Extended his sack streak to five games with one of Mark Sanchez to go along with a team-high nine tackles (six solo) and three passes defensed at the New York Jets (10/8)
Made seven tackles (six solo) including two sacks of Aaron Rodgers vs. Green Bay (10/14)
Tipped a pass vs. Baltimore (10/21) that was intercepted for the fourth time, getting a hand on a Flacco pass that was returned for a touchdown by Johnathan Joseph
Sacked Ryan Fitzpatrick for a 6-yard loss vs. Buffalo (11/4) to become the third Texans player to record 10 or more sacks in a season
Registered 10 tackles (nine solo), one sack for a loss of 6 yards and one pass defensed vs. Jacksonville (11/18)
Broke the franchise’s single-season sack record with three sacks at Detroit (11/22) and also recorded six tackles and two passes defensed
Joined Hall of Fame DE Reggie White as the only players in NFL history to record 15 or more sacks and 13 passes defensed in a season when he sacked Tennessee QB Jake Locker for a 6-yard loss in the second quarter. 
Recorded four tackles (three solo) and a forced fumble at New England (12/10)
Sacked Andrew Luck three times for a total loss of 22 yards, tallied 13 tackles and forced a fumble for the third consecutive game vs. Indianapolis (12/16).
Became the ninth player in NFL history to record 20 or more sacks in a season when he sacked Minnesota QB Christian Ponder for a loss of 3 yards in the third quarter vs. Minnesota (12/23). He also forced a fumble in his fourth consecutive game. It was his fourth of the season, tying a franchise single-season record.
Registered four solo tackles, all of which were for a loss, one quarterback hit on an incomplete pass, and batted down his 16th pass of the season at Indianapolis (12/30)
Led the team with five tackles and recorded two tackles for loss and two passes defensed in AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/5/13)
Sacked Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton for a 9-yard loss in the first quarter in AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati 1/5/13), raising his career postseason sack total to 4.5
Recorded a half sack and four tackles in AFC Divisional Playoff at New England (1/13/13), raising his career postseason sack total to five

2011 (Houston 16/16):
Started all 16 games as a rookie, recording 59 tackles (52 solo), 5.5 sacks, four passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and blocked a field goal to earn Houston Texans Rookie of the Year honors
Recorded one fumble recovery, one quarterback pressure and five solo tackles in the season opener vs. Indianapolis (9/11)
Blocked a field goal and recorded four tackles (three solo) at Miami (9/18)
Recorded his first career sack to go along with four solo tackles at New Orleans (9/25)
Recorded three solo tackles and recorded his second sack of the season when he brought down Matt Hasselbeck for a loss of 12 yards at Tennessee (10/23)
Was second on the team with five solo tackles vs. Jacksonville (10/30)
Recovered a fumble and had three tackles (two solo) vs. Cleveland (11/6)
Had three solo tackles and assisted on a sack with Connor Barwin at Tampa Bay (11/13)
Sacked Blaine Gabbert twice and had seven tackles at Jacksonville (11/27)
Tied a season-high with seven tackles (five solo) including one for a loss vs. Carolina (12/18)
Recorded five solo tackles including a sack of Dan Orlovsky for an 8-yard loss while also breaking up three passes at Indianapolis (12/22)
Tied for the team lead with 3.5 sacks and ranked third on the team with 14 tackles in the postseason
Intercepted a pass in the second quarter and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown to go along with a sack of Andy Dalton for a 7-yard loss in AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/7/12)
Recorded game-high 12 tackles (nine solo) and 2.5 sacks for a loss of 22 yards in AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12)

COLLEGE:
Started all 26 games he played in for the Badgers at strong-side defensive end, recording 106 tackles (74 solos) with 11.5 sacks for minus 75 yards, 36.5 stops for losses of 144 yards and 28 quarterback pressures
Recovered five fumbles (one with Central Michigan) and caused four others, blocked four kicks and deflected 13 passes in his college career
All-American first-team selection by The NFL Draft Report, earning second-team honors from the Associated Press and Sports Illustrated and consensus All-Big Ten Conference first-team choice
Recipient of the Lott IMPACT Trophy and was also named Lott IMPACT Player of the Week for his performance vs. Ohio State
Started all 13 games in 2010 at strong-side defensive end, finishing second on the team with 62 tackles (42 solos) while leading the Badgers with seven sacks for minus-56 yards, finishing third nationally with 21.0 stops for losses totaling 91 yards
Blocked three kicks and deflected eight passes and intercepted another for a 15-yard return
Sophomore All-American and second-team All-Big Ten Conference selection by The NFL Draft Report in 2009, earning All-Big Ten honorable mention from the league’s coaches and media and also chosen Academic All-Big Ten
Life sciences communication major, earning Academic All-Big Ten Conference honors

PERSONAL:
Attended Pewaukee (Wisc.) High School and earned All-Woodland Conference, All-Area and All-Parkland County honors as a senior while garnering All-State accolades
Received Woodland Conference Player of the Year recognition in 2006

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