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J.J. Watt

Height:
6' 5"
Weight:
289 lbs
Age:
26
Born:
Mar 22, 1989
Birth Place:
Pewaukee,
Experience:
5 years
College:
Wisconsin
Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2014 Regular Season
3 4 1.3 2 3

Watt had three sacks, a safety and forced a fumble Sunday to lead the Texans to a 23-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

The sack gave him 20 1/2 this season, making him the first player in NFL history to have two seasons with 20 or more sacks after he also had 20 1/2 when he won Defensive Player of the Year 2012. Watt is looking for become the first defensive player to win NFL Most Valuable Player since Lawrence Taylor did it in 1986. The winner will be announced by The Associated Press on Jan. 31.

On Sunday against the Colts, the Watt had two sacks, two passes defensed and seven tackles.

Nine of his 53 career sacks are against Indy.

Watt created major problems Sunday, finishing with three sacks and five quarterback hits against the Jags.

He has five sacks in two games.

Watt nearly beat Cleveland himself, catching a 2-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Mallett, dominating on defense and leading the Houston Texans to a 23-7 win over the Browns on Sunday.

Along with scoring his fourth TD this season, he recorded a strip sack, made five tackles - three for a loss - recovered a fumble and hurried Hoyer into several bad throws. Watt was unstoppable, providing more proof he's the NFL's best defensive player.

Watt celebrated and sent his message after coming up with two sacks, a batted pass he nearly picked off and a forced fumble as the Houston Texans beat the Tennessee Titans 30-16 Sunday for a win in the franchise's 200th game.

The Texans defensive end said he noticed that the Titans' Zach Mettenberger posted a few selfies this week, including one a couple hours before kickoff. "I take my job very seriously, and if I was a rookie quarterback and a starter for my first time in the league I'd be a little bit more focused than that," Watt said.

Watt amazed the football world Thursday night against the Indianapolis Colts.

Watt scored his third TD of the season by running a fumble back, had two sacks and three passes defensed. He's one of the game's shining stars and you have to see it to believe it.

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that star defensive end J.J. Watt has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the Houston Texans.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the deal had not been signed. Multiple media reports said the agreement was for six years and $100 million, with $51.8 million guaranteed and a $10 million signing bonus. Watt had two years left on his contract that was due to pay him $1.9 million this year and just under $7 million in 2015.

Data provided by STATS LLC.

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