J.J. Watt
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Justin James “J.J.” Watt is an NFL defensive end who plays for the Arizona Cardinals. He played college football for the University of Wisconsin before he was selected by the Houston Texans in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

After playing for 10 seasons with the Texans, Watt signed in March 2021 with the Cardinals as a free agent. He helped the Cardinals make the playoffs for the first time since 2015.


  • Team: Arizona Cardinals
  • Position: Defensive end
  • Height: 6’5″
  • Accomplishments: 5-time pro bowl selection, 3-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year
  • Drafted: Selected by the Houston Texans in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
  • Nickname: The Milk Man

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