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J.J. Watt’s uniform on display at Pro Football Hall of Fame

Posted Feb 26, 2013

J.J. Watt’s complete Houston Texans uniform arrived at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, on Monday afternoon.

A collections curator at the Pro Football Hall of Fame shows off J.J. Watt's Texans uniform that was recently sent to Canton (photo credit: Pro Football Hall of Fame).

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt isn’t in the Hall of Fame yet, but his uniform is.


Watt’s complete Houston Texans uniform arrived at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, on Monday afternoon. The 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year’s helmet, jersey, pants, gloves and shoes that he wore during home games in the last month of the season will be placed on exhibit in the Pro Football Today Gallery, according to a release on the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s website.

Watt had 20.5 sacks and 16 passes defensed in 2012, earning unanimous first-team All-Pro honors and the Defensive Player of the Year award. He joined the ranks of Hall of Fame defensive linemen Warren Sapp (1999), Reggie White (1998, 1987), Bruce Smith (1996, 1990), Cortez Kennedy (1992), Lee Roy Selmon (1979), Joe Greene (1974, 1972), and Alan Page (1971), who all have been named the league’s top defensive players by the Associated Press.

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