J. J. Watt is an American footballer who plays as a defensive end for Houston Texans which is a team of the National Football League (NFL). He has been a member of the team since 2011. Before that, he had played college football at Central Michigan University before transferring to the University of Wisconsin. In 2011, he was selected in the year’s NFL Draft. Now let’s have a close look on J. J. Watt’s net worth in 2018.
J. J. Watt Early Life
Watt was born in 1989 on 22nd March to Connie and John Watt. His birthplace was Waukesha, Wisconsin. Their family is of Scottish ancestry. His mother’s and father’s careers are a building operations vice-president and a firefighter, respectively.
He has two younger brothers namely Derek Watt and T. J. Watt. The former is a fullback for the Los Angeles Chargers while the latter plays linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers. As for him, his initial interest was hockey though he also played football.
Watt went to Pewaukee High School. He later earned a scholarship from Central Michigan University. Then, J. J. left the school to join the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He missed his senior year of the university. Instead, he chose his football career over completing his education.
J. J. Watt Career, Awards & Achievement
After accepting a scholarship from Central Michigan University. He was playing as a tight end. After 14 games he had made eight receptions and 77 receiving yards. That is when his coach proposed that he move to offensive tackle.
He did not welcome the suggestion well. Therefore, he left the university and joined the University of Wisconsin. There he would play as a defensive end. He played for the team for three years. It is during her senior year that he entered the NFL Draft. The Houston Texans selected him. In 2011 on 28th April Watt signed a four-year contract with the team. Watt has been playing for the team ever since.
Awards & Achievements
It is evident that Watt is a great player. He has received awards such as Lott Trophy. In the same year mentioned above, he was both First-team All-American and First-team All-Big Ten. Watt is a four-time Pro Bowl as well as First-team All-Pro for the period between 2012 and 2015. In 2012, 2014 and 2015, he was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Also, he was the NFL sacks leader in 2012 and 2015. Watt was awarded the Bert Bell Award in 2014 as well.
Net Worth of J. J. Watt
J. J. Watt has an estimated net worth of around $10 million. His only source of income is his football playing career. His 2011 contract with his team was worth 11.24 million and its length was four years. Watt and the Texans signed yet another six-year contract extension. Its worth was $100 million. At the signing, he would receive $30.9 million. If he was to be a roster, he would get $21 million come to the start of the 2016 season. Watt has an annual salary of about $2 million. The earnings have significantly contributed to his current net worth.
J. J. Watt is a football player who has been playing for the Houston Texans since 2011. Before that, he had played college football for both the Central Michigan University and the University of Wisconsin. Also, he had played for his high school called Pewaukee High School. His position is usually the defensive end. However, back in Michigan, he had played the tight end. As a result of his skillful football skills, Watt has earned himself a long list of awards and championships.