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    Meet Texans Ambassador Chester Pitts at the Verizon Greenway Store, 3817 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Sep. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille

    Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways

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    Friday, September 5
    Noon-1pm – Sonic Drive-In, 8504 Main St., Houston, TX 77025

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE All-American Hot Dog (1/person) for this hour at this location
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    Friday, September 5
    6pm-7pm – Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium

    Stop by for a 20% discount on white gear for this hour in preparation for Liberty White Out on Sept. 7

    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT “Player Inspired: Kareem Jackson Fly Guy” Apparel Line Launch Party

    Visit the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium on Tuesday, September 9 from 6 to 7 PM for cornerback Kareem Jackson's new Player Inspired Fly Guy apparel line launch party. Stop by to meet Kareem, get light refreshments and to pick up some of his new apparel.

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Fri., Sep. 12, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Pappadeaux

    Friday, September 12

    Noon-1pm – Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 13080 NW Freeway, Houston, TX 77040

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE cup of Shrimp Gumbo (1/person) for this hour at this location, dine-in only

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B is Sunday, September 14 at NRG Park.  The 5K run/walk and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Aramark will both finish on the floor of NRG Stadium, where the post-race party is with the return of pizza and beer! Also, there is a new course for 2014. Secure your spot before Sept. 8 at 5 PM at HoustonTexans.com.
  • Tue., Sep. 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans defensive back D.J. Swearinger at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 16610 US Hwy 59, Sugar Land, TX 77479.

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  • Tue., Sep. 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways

Team

J.J. Watt
DE #99
Height:
6-5
Weight:
289
Age:
25
College:
Wisconsin
Hometown:
Pewaukee, Wisc.
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 217 182 35 36.5 0 27 0 0 -- 0 0 8 6
2013 HOU 16 16 80 65 15 10.5 -- 7 -- -- -- -- -- 4 2
2012 HOU 16 16 81 69 12 20.5 -- 16 -- -- -- -- -- 4 2
2011 HOU 16 16 56 48 8 5.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2

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Twitter: @JJWatt
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TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans in the first round (11th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft...Signed by Texans on July 31, 2011.

HONORS:
Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year (2012)
Two-time Associated Press First-Team All-Pro (2012-13)
Two-time Pro Bowl selection (2013-14) and 2014 Pro Bowl Captain
NFL 101 AFC Defensive Player of the Year (2012)
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA Defensive Most Valuable Player (2012)
PFW First-Team All-Pro (2012-13)
AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 2, 2012; Week 15, 2012)
AFC Defensive Player of the Month (September, 2012; December 2012)
USA Football All-Fundamentals Team (2012)
Houston Texans Team Most Valuable Player (2012)
Houston Texans Team Rookie of the Year (2011)
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie Team (2011)
USA Today All-Joe Team (2011)

CAREER:
2011 first-round draft choice who has started all 48 games in his career
Has recorded 36.5 sacks, six fumble recoveries, eight forced fumbles and 27 passes defensed
Leads the NFL with 108 quarterback hits and 74 tackles for loss and ranks fifth in the NFL in sacks since entering the NFL in 2011
His 36.5 sacks through his first three seasons are the seventh-most in NFL history for a player through their first three seasons
Has blocked three kicks in his career, including a franchise-record two in 2013
Emerged on the national scene in the playoffs following the 2011 season with 3.5 sacks and an interception return for a touchdown in a postseason game
Became first player in NFL history with 14 passes defensed and 14 sacks in the same season in 2012
His 36.5 combined sacks and passes defensed in 2012 were the most by a player in since 1991, when passes defensed became an official statistic
Recorded five sacks in four postseason games

TWITTER: @JJWatt

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans in the first round (11th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft...Signed by Texans on July 31, 2011.

HONORS:
Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year (2012)
Two-time Associated Press First-Team All-Pro (2012-13)
Two-time Pro Bowl selection (2013-14) and 2014 Pro Bowl Captain
NFL 101 AFC Defensive Player of the Year (2012)
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA Defensive Most Valuable Player (2012)
PFW First-Team All-Pro (2012-13)
AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 2, 2012; Week 15, 2012)
AFC Defensive Player of the Month (September, 2012; December 2012)
USA Football All-Fundamentals Team (2012)
Houston Texans Team Most Valuable Player (2012)
Houston Texans Team Rookie of the Year (2011)
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie Team (2011)
USA Today All-Joe Team (2011)

CAREER:
2011 first-round draft choice who has started all 48 games in his career
Has recorded 36.5 sacks, six fumble recoveries, eight forced fumbles and 27 passes defensed
Leads the NFL with 108 quarterback hits and 74 tackles for loss and ranks fifth in the NFL in sacks since entering the NFL in 2011
His 36.5 sacks through his first three seasons are the seventh-most in NFL history for a player through their first three seasons
Has blocked three kicks in his career, including a franchise-record two in 2013
Emerged on the national scene in the playoffs following the 2011 season with 3.5 sacks and an interception return for a touchdown in a postseason game
Became first player in NFL history with 14 passes defensed and 14 sacks in the same season in 2012
His 36.5 combined sacks and passes defensed in 2012 were the most by a player in since 1991, when passes defensed became an official statistic
Recorded five sacks in four postseason games

PERSONAL:
Served as the Grand Marshal of the 2012 Houston Lifestock Show and Rodeo and Art Car Parades
Founded and serves on the board of directors of the Justin J. Watt Foundation which provides support to after-school athletic programs in Wisconsin and Texas

2013 (Houston 16/16):
Started in all 16 games and led the NFL in quarterback hits (46) and was second in tackles for loss (22) while setting a career high with 117 tackles (71 solo) to go along with a team-best 10.5 sacks, seven passes defensed, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two blocked kicks
Recorded eight tackles (seven solo), two sacks and two passes defensed vs. Tennessee (9/15)
Tied for a team high with 10 tackles (seven solo) and a sack at Baltimore (9/22)
Recorded 12 tackles (seven solo) and 0.5 sacks vs. Seattle (9/29)
Recorded nine tackles (five solo), one sack and a forced fumble at Kansas City (10/20)
Recorded eight tackles (four solo), one sack, one pass defensed and blocked a field goal attempt vs. Indianapolis (11/3)
Notched seven tackles (five solo), one sack and set career highs with two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries at Arizona (11/10) 

2012 (Houston 16/16):
Named the AP Defensive Player of the Year after he led the the NFL with a franchise single-season record 20.5 sacks on the season, the 9th player in NFL history with 20-plus sacks
His 16 passes defensed is a League record for the most in a season by a defensive lineman
Earned AP First-Team All-Pro honors and was selected as Pro Bowl starter for the AFC after leading the Texans wtih 107 tackles (85 solo), 16 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and two recoveries
Contributed to 95 plays that either resulted in no gain or negative yardage
Had six tackles (four solo), 1.5 sacks, and three passes defensed, two of which were intercepted by his teammates in the season opener vs. Miami (9/9)
Set a career-high with nine tackles (six solo) to go along with 1.5 sacks, two passes defensed and a fumble recovery at Jacksonville (9/16), earning AFC Defensive Player of the Week Honors
Led the defense with 10 tackles while sacking Peyton Manning 2.5 times at Denver (9/23)
Recorded seven tackles (five solo) including two sacks and recovered a fumble at Tennessee (9/30)
Extended his sack streak to five games with one of Mark Sanchez to go along with a team-high nine tackles (six solo) and three passes defensed at the New York Jets (10/8)
Made seven tackles (six solo) including two sacks of Aaron Rodgers vs. Green Bay (10/14)
Tipped a pass vs. Baltimore (10/21) that was intercepted for the fourth time, getting a hand on a Flacco pass that was returne dfor a touchdown by Johnathan Joseph
Sacked Ryan Fitzpatrick for a 6-yard loss vs. Buffalo (11/4) to become the third Texans player to record 10 or more sacks in a season
Registered 10 tackles (nine solo), one sack for a loss of six yards and one pass defensed vs. Jacksonville (11/18)
Broke the franchise’s single-season sack record with three sacks at Detroit (11/22) and also recorded six tackles and two passes defensed
Joined Hall of Fame DE Reggie White as the only players in NFL history to record 15 or more sacks and 13 passes defensed in a season when he sacked Tennessee QB Jake Locker for a 6-yard loss in the second quarter. 
Recorded four tackles (three solo) and a forced fumble at New England (12/10)
Sacked Andrew Luck three times for a total loss of 22 yards, tallied 13 tackles and forced a fumble for the third consecutive game vs. Indianapolis (12/16).
Became the ninth player in NFL history to record 20 or more sacks in a season when he sacked Minnesota QB Christian Ponder for a loss of 3 yards in the third quarter vs. Minnesota (12/23). He also forced a fumble in his fourth consecutive game. It was his fourth of the season, tying a franchise single-season record.
Registered four solo tackles, all of which were for a loss, one quarterback hit on an incomplete pass, and batted down his 16th pass of the season at Indianapolis (12/30)
Led the team with five tackles and recorded two tackles for loss and two passes defensed in AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/5/13)
Sacked Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton for a 9-yard loss in the first quarter in AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati 1/5/13), raising his career postseason sack total to 4.5
Recorded a half sack and four tackles in AFC Divisional Playoff at New England (1/13/13), raising his career postseason sack total to five

2011 (Houston 16/16):
Recorded one fumble recovery, one quarterback pressure and five solo tackles in the season opener vs. Indianapolis (9/11)
Blocked a field goal and recorded four tackles (three solo) at Miami (9/18)
Recorded his first career sack to go along with four solo tackles at New Orleans (9/25)
Recorded three solo tackles and recorded his second sack of the season when he brought down Matt Hasselbeck for a loss of 12 yards at Tennessee (10/23)
Was second on the team with five solo tackles vs. Jacksonville (10/30)
Recovered a fumble and had three tackles (two solo) vs. Cleveland (11/6)
Had three solo tackles and assisted on a sack with Connor Barwin at Tampa Bay (11/13)
Sacked Blaine Gabbert twice and had seven tackles at Jacksonville (11/27)
Tied a season-high with seven tackles (five solo) including one for a loss vs. Carolina (12/18)
Recorded five solo tackles including a sack of Dan Orlovsky for an 8-yard loss while also breaking up three passes at Indianapolis (12/22)
Tied for the team lead with 3.5 sacks and ranked third on the team with 14 tackles in the postseason
Intercepted a pass in the second quarter and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown to go along with a sack of Andy Dalton for a 7-yard loss in AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/7/12)
Recorded game-high 12 tackles (nine solo) and 2.5 sacks for a loss of 22 yards in AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12)

COLLEGE:
Started all 26 games he played in for the Badgers at strong-side defensive end, recording 106 tackles (74 solos) with 11.5 sacks for minus 75 yards, 36.5 stops for losses of 144 yards and 28 quarterback pressures
Recovered five fumbles (one with Central Michigan) and caused four others, blocked four kicks and deflected 13 passes
All-American first-team selection by The NFL Draft Report, earning second-team honors from the Associated Press and Sports Illustrated and consensus All-Big Ten Conference first-team choice
Recipient of the Lott IMPACT Trophy and was also named Lott IMPACT Player of the Week for his performance vs. Ohio State
Started all 13 games in 2010 at strong-side defensive end, finishing second on the team with 62 tackles (42 solos) while leading the Badgers with seven sacks for minus 56 yards, finishing third nationally with 21.0 stops for losses totaling 91 yards
Blocked three kicks and deflected eight passes and intercepted another for a 15-yard return
Sophomore All-American and second-team All-Big Ten Conference selection by The NFL Draft Report in 2009, earning All-Big Ten honorable mention from the league’s coaches and media and also chosen Academic All-Big Ten

PERSONAL:
Life sciences communication major, earning Academic All-Big Ten Conference honors
Attended Pewaukee (Wisc.) High School and earned All-Woodland Conference, All-Area and All-Parkland County honors as a senior while garnering All-State accolades
Received Woodland Conference Player of the Year recognition in 2006

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