If you’re a fan of J.J. Watt, you might be wondering if he has any brothers in the NFL. After all, it seems like every time you turn around there’s another Watt making headlines.
Well, the answer is yes! J.J. Watt has two brothers in the NFL, Derek Watt and T.J. Watt. Both of them play for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and they’re both very talented players.
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J.J. Watt’s Family
Defensive end J.J. Watt has two brothers who have also played in the NFL. His oldest brother, Derek Watt, is a fullback for the Los Angeles Chargers. His younger brother, T.J. Watt, is an outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers. J.J. Watt also has a sister, who is a track and field athlete.
J.J. Watt’s Parents
J.J. Watt was born on March 22, 1989, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, to Connie and John Watt. His father was a firefighter and his mother worked at a school cafeteria. He has three younger brothers, Derek, T.J., and J.D., who all play football. His sister, Katie, is a swimmer. Connie and John instilled a strong work ethic in their children, who were all required to work summer jobs. J.J.’s first job was mowing lawns for a local church. He later worked as a lifeguard and at a pizza place
J.J. Watt’s Siblings
J.J. Watt has two younger brothers, Derek and T.J., who both play professional football. Derek is a fullback for the Houston Texans, while T.J. is a defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The brothers are very close, and J.J. has said that they are each other’s biggest fans.
J.J. Watt’s NFL Career
J.J. Watt is a defensive end for the Houston Texans. He was drafted by the Texans in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He has played his entire professional career for the Texans. He is a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and a five-time Pro Bowl selection. He has also led the league in sacks twice. Watt’s brothers, Derek and T.J., both play in the NFL.
J.J. Watt’s NFL Teams
J.J. Watt was drafted by the Houston Texans with the 11th pick in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wisconsin. In his first season with the Texans, he recorded 56 tackles, 12.5 sacks, and forced four fumbles, earning him NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. He became the first Texan to ever win the award. In his second season, Watt improved on his statistics with 81 tackles, 20.5 sacks (an NFL record for a defensive player in their second season), and forced two more fumbles, leading to him being named First-team All-Pro and being voted as the Defensive Player of the Year, becoming only the second player to win both awards in their first two seasons.
J.J. Watt’s NFL Stats
In his NFL career, J.J. Watt has been a 3-time Defensive Player of the Year, a 5-time Pro Bowler, and a 2-time first-team All-Pro. He is also the NFL’s all-time leader in sacks per game.
Watt was drafted by the Houston Texans in 2011 and has played his entire career with them. In 2014, he had a break-out year, leading the league in sacks with 20.5. He followed that up with another excellent season in 2015, recording 17.5 sacks and being named Defensive Player of the Year for the second time.
Watt has missed significant time due to injury in recent years, however, as he played just three games in 2016 and five games in 2017. He bounced back slightly in 2018 to play in all 16 games, but his production dipped to just 11.5 sacks.