J. J. Watt is one of those athletes who, once a generation, distinguish themselves from their colleagues by their inhuman performances and their desire to always succeed.
The Houston Texans’ defender, who can also play as a defensive tackler when asked, holds several NFL and franchise records, including being the first person to record two 20+ sack seasons in the history of the National Football League (NFL). Learn more about J. J. Watt’s Bio, Injury Stats, Girlfriend, Wife, Net Worth, Brother.
Biography – J. J. Watt’s Profile
J. J. Watt was born Justin James Watt, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on March 22, 1989. As a child, J. J. Watt played a variety of sports, including hockey, but had to give it up for financial reasons. When he went to Pewaukee High School, he began to focus on football, although he also featured on his school’s basketball, baseball and track, and field teams and received letters in each of them.
J. J. Watt did not generate as much interest from college programs even though he earned the Woodland Conference Player of the Year award in his final year, in addition to being selected by the first team from all states, counties, regions, and conferences. He then attended Central Michigan University where he spent a year before transferring to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and playing football with the Badgers. With the Badgers, Watt distinguished himself by winning the Ronnie Lott Trophy in 2010, the second American team selections by the Associated Press and Sports Illustrated before entering the draft and jumping his final year.
After achieving very good results in all NFL combine categories, J. J. Watt was selected in the 2011 NFL draft with the 11th overall choice of the Houston Texans, and the rest today is history.
You will be surprised to learn that J.J. Watt has suffered his share of injuries, even though he has broken and set a number of NFL and Houston Texan records. The NFL bag leader for 2012 and 2015 had his first notable time on the bench due to an injury just before his second professional season, on August 2, 2012, to be exact. On that day, he suffered a dislocation of his left elbow and tore all his ligaments in his joints, causing him to miss all his pre-season games. However, he came back to make an appearance in the regular season and playoffs, although with a pair of elbows.
Watt remained safe from injury for the next three years until he tore his abdominal muscles, his long left and right adductors and his left adductor pectineus in his inner thighs and groin on November 29, 2015. He broke his left hand a few days later, on December 9, 2015, but didn’t miss a single game of the season, starting in all 16 games. The following season, Watt underwent surgery just before the start of the pre-season for a herniated disc in the back. He accelerated his recovery and was able to return in time for the start of the season. However, after only three games, he had to undergo another surgery for the same problem, which ended his season earlier than expected and placed him on the reserve list of injured.
On September 10, 2017, J. J. Watt dislocated from the left ring finger but was still able to play with it. The following month, he missed 11 games after undergoing surgery for a tibial plateau fracture. Since then, he has remained in good health.
J.J. Watt Net Worth
J. J. Watt, who was appointed in 2015 as Vice President of Power Relations for Reliant, a subsidiary of NRG Energy Inc. a retail electricity supplier in the State of Texas, would have an estimated net worth of approximately $27 million.
The defensive side has been able to amass such net worth through its team’s salary over the years and endorsement agreements. In 2014, the Waukesha, Wisconsin native signed a six-year contract ($51.9 million guaranteed) with the Houston Texans, making him the highest-paid player in the NFL at the time, with no quarterback. The agreement also included a $10 million signing bonus. In addition to his field revenues, Watt receives a huge estimated $7 million from endorsements and sponsorship agreements with companies such as Verizon, American Family Insurance, NRG, Reebok, Gatorade, and Ford.
J.J. Watt has two younger brothers: Derek Watt, a sixth-round pick from the Los Angeles Chargers for the 2016 NFL draft, who plays as a rearguard, and T. J. Watt, the 30th overall pick of the 2017 NFL draft, Draft who plays the outside linebacker position for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Does J. J. Watt have a Girlfriend or Wife?
J. J. Watt is in relationship to Kealia Ohai, a professional soccer player who is currently captain and plays for Houston Dash. The duo was introduced to each other by Brian Cushing, the teammate of Watt’s Houston Texans, who is married to Megan, Ohai’s older sister.