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J.J. Watt to host Saturday Night Live

Live from New York... it'll be J.J. Watt.

The Texans defensive end will host 'Saturday Night Live' on February 1st in New York City.

No stranger to movies and television, Watt becomes the 27th athlete to host the late night variety show. He's also appeared in the 2016 comedy motion picture "Bad Moms", in which he played a soccer coach, and he portrayed a football player in Ang Lee's 2016 film "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk".

Watt was himself in three 'The League' episodes on the FX Channel, and he also played himself in the 'New Girl' series on FOX.

He co-hosted the 2016 CMT Music Awards with FOX sideline reporter Erin Andrews, and along with his brothers Derek and T.J., is an executive producer on an upcoming FOX show called 'Ultimate Tag'.

A 3-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Watt played eight games in 2019 before a pectoral injury ended his season. He returned off the injured reserve and played in both January playoff games.

Watt is the 11th person with NFL playing experience to host Saturday Night Live, joining the likes of Walter Payton, Joe Montana, Tom Brady and the Manning brothers.

The show will air live on KPRC-2 in the Houston area a week from this Saturday.

SNL debuted on NBC in 1975.

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Tom Brady 2007
Alex Karras 1985
Eli Manning 2012
Peyton Manning 2007
Joe Montana 1987
Walter Payton 1987
Deion Sanders 1995
O.J. Simpson 1978
Fran Tarkenton 1977
Carl Weathers 1988