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J.J. Watt        

Former NFL Player; Three-Time NFL Defensive Player of the Year; Studio Analyst for 'The NFL Today'

J.J. Watt is an American former football defensive end who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 12 seasons, primarily with the Houston Texans. He played college football at Central Michigan and Wisconsin and was selected by the Texans in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft.

Considered to be one of the greatest defensive linemen of all time, Watt received the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award three times in his first five seasons. Although primarily a defensive end, he occasionally shifted to defensive tackle. He also took snaps on offense, catching three touchdown passes during the 2014 season. He holds the Texans' franchise records for sacks and forced fumbles. In 2017, Sports Illustrated named Watt its Sportsman of the Year. After retiring in 2023, he joined The NFL Today as a studio analyst. He is the older brother of T. J. Watt and Derek Watt.

Watt is the president and founder of the Justin J. Watt Foundation, a charity organization that provides after-school opportunities for children in various communities, in order for them to get involved in athletics in a safe environment.

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