T.J. Watt Biography
Trent Jordan Watt is an American football outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He was a finalist for the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award in 2019 and 2020 before finally winning the award in 2021.
T.J. Watt Age
He was born on 11th October, 1994, Pewaukee, Wisconsin, U.S
T.J. Watt Height
Watt stand at a height of 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) tall.
T.J. Watt Weight
He weighs 252 lb (114 kg)
T.J. Watt Nationality
Watt is an American nationality.
T.J. Watt Ethnicity
He is of white ethnicity.
T.J. Watt Parents
He was born to Connie Watt and John Watt. His father was a firefighter for 25 years and his mother is the vice president of an independent inspections company.
T.J. Watt Siblings
He has two siblings, namely; J.J. Watt and Derek Watt. Justin James Watt (born March 22, 1989) is an American football defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Central Michigan and Wisconsin and was drafted by the Houston Texans in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Considered to be one of the greatest defensive linemen of all time, Watt received the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award three times in his first five seasons. Although primarily a defensive end, he occasionally shifts to defensive tackle in some situations. He has also taken snaps on offense, catching three touchdown passes during the 2014 season. He holds the Texans’ franchise records for both sacks and forced fumbles. In 2017, Sports Illustrated named Watt its Sportsman of the Year.
Derek John Watt (born November 7, 1992) is an American football fullback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Wisconsin, and was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. His older brother is J. J. Watt, and his younger brother is Steelers teammate T. J. Watt.
T.J. Watt Wife
Watt married his girlfriend of six years, Dani Rhodes, in 2022. The couple first met as student-athletes at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and are both now professional athletes. After getting engaged in 2021, Rhodes and Watt celebrated their wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the following year.
“When I was a little girl I never thought I’d find someone special enough to ever change my last name… But I found him and couldn’t be happier to share a name with the man of my dreams,” Rhodes wrote on Instagram after their wedding.
Rhodes grew up in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where she attended Waukesha West High School. She was named to her school’s prom court and played both basketball and soccer.
She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in December 2020 with a degree in life sciences communication. A student-athlete, Rhodes played soccer for the university. In 2019, she was named Big Ten Forward of the Year and received an All-America Second Team honor.
Rhodes was also a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. In 2020, Rhodes played one season for the Chicago Red Stars in the National Women’s Soccer League. The following year, she signed with Thróttur Reykjavík, a professional team in Iceland. In July 2022, the couple tied the knot in Cabo San Lucas. Watt’s Pittsburgh Steelers teammates including his brother Derek Watt were in attendance, in addition to Rhodes’ soccer teammates from throughout her career.
Instagram snaps from the big day revealed ocean views and a bustling dance floor. Even Rhodes and Watt’s initials were projected onto a nearby cliff. Not only did Rhodes play soccer in high school, but she was also a basketball athlete who put up impressive numbers. She was captain of the basketball team in both her junior and senior years.
In her final season, she scored more than 1,000 points and held her high school’s all-time scoring record at the time. Rhodes has two brothers: Drew and Dylan. She described her older brother Drew as “a best friend and brother all in one.”
She’s also called her younger brother Dylan “the best younger brother a sister could ask for.” In an Instagram caption, she wrote, “You have the biggest heart out of anyone I know and I’m so proud of WHO you are.” Dylan returned the praise when Rhodes and Watt got married, thanking them for letting him be the “prettiest bridesmaid.”
T.J. Watt Children
He does not have any children
T.J. Watt NFL
Watt was signed by Pittsburgh Steelers on 14th July 2017 to a fully guaranteed, four-year, $9.25 million contract with a signing bonus of $4.87 million. He entered training camp competing with James Harrison for the starting right outside linebacker position. Watt was named the Pittsburgh Steelers’ starting right outside linebacker to begin the regular season. Watt saw action in the NFL for the first time in the team’s first preseason game against the New York Giants, where he made two sacks in the 20–12 victory.
Watt started in the season-opener at the Cleveland Browns and recorded a season-high ten combined tackles (seven solo), three sacks, and blocked a potential game-winning field goal during overtime in a 21–21 tie. He earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance.
Watt was voted All-Pro as both edge rusher (1st Team) and linebacker (2nd Team). He was also nominated for the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, finishing third in voting. Following the season, Watt was ranked 25th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2020.
He entered rarified territory in 2021 with his record-tying 22.5-sack season to clinch the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year award and rightfully tops all edge rushers in the Top 100. Turning in his fourth consecutive double-digit sack season, Watt’s tenacious motor on the gridiron reflects his historic pace in Pittsburgh.
He ranks fifth on the Steelers’ all-time sack list with 72.0 through five seasons, and is 8.5 sacks away from surpassing James Harrison for the crown in Year 6. Earning his third consecutive All-Pro honor, Watt added 64 tackles, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and a league-high 21 tackles for loss during his historic 2021 season.
T.J. Watt Position
T.J. Watt is an outside linebacker who plays for the NFL team Pittsburgh Steelers. Watt has been a defensive powerhouse ever since he joined the NFL and was awarded the NFL Defensive Player of the Year honour in 2021. With a ripped physique, T.J. Watt is a formidable opponent to attackers and currently holds the NFL record for most sacks in a season (22.5), tied with Michael Strahan.
T.J. Watt Injury
T.J. Watt suffered a setback while rehabbing his partially torn pectoral for the last seven weeks. That setback was a knee injury that required a scope and ultimately pushed his return date back past the Week 9 bye. On 8th October 2022, it was reported that Watt had recently underwent arthroscopic knee surgery for an injury sustained in the preseason. The surgery will reportedly keep him out for an additional 1-2 weeks.
T.J. Watt Contract
T.J. Watt signed a 4 year, $112,011,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including a $35,593,470 signing bonus, $80,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $28,002,750. In 2022, Watt will earn a base salary of $15,000,000 and a restructure bonus of $9,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $24,368,694 and a dead cap value of $72,474,776.
T.J. Watt Salary
Watt earns a base salary of $15,000,000
T.J. Watt Net Worth
Watt net worth is estimated to be USD 10 million.
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