J.J. Watt named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

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HOUSTON –Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt* *was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week following his performance vs. Indianapolis on Dec. 16. It is the second time Watt has won the award and the eighth time a Texans player has garnered the honor.

Watt tallied 10 solo tackles, three sacks, six tackles for loss, and a forced fumble against the Colts. It marked his second three-sack performance of the season and the eighth multi-sack game of his career.

Watt leads the AFC and is tied for first in the NFL in sacks with 19.5. He leads all defensive linemen with 15 passes defensed. Watt is the only player in NFL history with at least 15 sacks and 15 passes defensed in the same season.

Watt joins Chicago CB Charles Tillman (Weeks 5 and 7) as the only defensive players to win multiple player of the week honors this season.

List of Texans AFC Player of the Week Award Winners:

Player                        Award                        Week              Year

J.J. Watt                   Defensive                    15                    2012

Matt Schaub              Offensive                    11                    2012

J.J. Watt                   Defensive                    2                      2012

Arian Foster               Offensive                    7                      2011

Arian Foster               Offensive                    4                      2011

Glover Quin               Defensive                    12                    2010

Matt Schaub              Offensive                    6                      2010

Andre Johnson          Offensive                    2                      2010

Arian Foster               Offensive                    1                      2010

Brian Cushing            Defensive                    8                      2009

Brian Cushing            Defensive                    6                      2009

Jacoby Jones              Special Teams             4                      2009

Matt Schaub              Offensive                    2                      2009

Matt Schaub              Offensive                    14                    2008

Steve Slaton              Offensive                    13                    2008

Jacoby Jones              Special Teams             8                      2008

Jacoby Jones              Special Teams             6                      2008

André Davis              Special Teams             14                    2007

Kris Brown                Special Teams             5                      2007

Mario Williams          Defensive                    1                      2007

Kris Brown                Special Teams             16                    2006

DeMeco Ryans          Defensive                    13                    2006

Andre Johnson          Offensive                    4                      2006

Jerome Mathis           Special Teams             8                      2005

Kris Brown                Special Teams             3                      2004

Chad Stanley             Special Teams             9                      2003

Avion Black              Special Teams             15                    2002

Aaron Glenn Defensive 14 2002

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