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Many reliable sources, competent publication, as well as football fans and the general public, have attested to the fact that there is a rising star in TJ Watt, the new outside linebacker of the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. The Former linebacker for the Badgers Football Team of the University of Wisconsin is a natural at the game and coming from a family of notable football players is an added advantage for him.
TJ’s two brothers are all active football players with the National Football League, Dereck Watt is currently with the Los Angeles Chargers while JJ Watts has made a record as a four-time Pro Bowl defensive end in the team of the Houston Texans. Expectations are that TJ will be as good as his brothers before him, even though he is not as sturdy and tall as JJ, he has the distinctive quality of swiftness and also, he has a pair of good hands.
TJ Watt – Bio
The former Badgers linebacker was born in Pewaukee, Wisconsin on the 11th of October 1994, he was born with the given name Trent Jordan Watt under the zodiac sign of Libra. His dad John Watt earned a living as a fighter, a profession which he held down for 25 years. TJ’s mum Connie Watt works as the vice president of an independent inspections company. His other family members are notable football players, his older brother JJ watt, along with his second sibling Derek Watts, played active football with the Badgers Football team of the University of Wisconsin and are also professional footballers with the NFL.
Big brother JJ Watt was picked as the 11th overall in the first round of the NFL draft of 2011 and presently, he is with the Houston Texans as a defensive end. On the other hand, Derek was picked as the 198th overall in the sixth round of the NFL draft of 2016 and he is currently on the Los Angeles Chargers team as a fullback. It is also known that prior to joining his new team, Dereck and TJ were teammates at Wisconsin from 2012 to 2015.
The Watt family is a closely knit one, the boys learned how to covert their competitive drive into something useful at an early age. They constantly employ their individual drive to assist each other in their different positions. Sources have it that during vacations which the family always had, the boys would always use the opportunity to work on improving their skills in football.
Everything To Know About TJ Watt
- Body Stats
TJ stands at a great height of 6 feet 5 inches which is approximately 1.96 m, his body weight which complements his height is listed as 114 kg or 251.33 lbs. The young footballer’s other body statistics or measurements have never been made public.
- Educational Background
TJ’s early education can be traced to Pewaukee High School where he recorded commendable statistics in football. His stint in high school earned him first-team all-conference quarterback, linebacker, and punter as well as honourable mention all-state. After his high school graduation, he proceeded to the University of Wisconsin where he was initially recruited for the tight end position but later played as the outside linebacker all through his years at the University of Wisconsin Badgers Football team. TJ graduated with a major in retailing and consumer behaviour.
- Accolades & Commendations
The rising star has received a few accolades and commendations in the course of his career in football. ESPN rated him number 28 tight end as well as number 11 recruit from Wisconsin. During the Michigan State Games, TJ Watt was named the big ten players of the week for his impressive prowess in defense. For his outstanding performance in the 2016 seasons, The Associated Press named him second-team honours, he was also made the first team All-American honours by Sports Illustrated.
- Relationship History
The dearth of information on the relationship timeline of the outside linebacker of the Pittsburgh Steelers does not mean that he was not interested in a relationship then. It may be that his dalliance at the time did not catch the attention of the press since it was still his pre-fame years. Currently, TJ is enjoying a romantic relationship with Dani Rhodes- a female footballer for the Badgers.
- Salary & Net Worth
TJ Watt has been earning a healthy annual salary of $885.844 since his NFL draft on the 27th of April 2017 with the 30th overall pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Nevertheless, the famed footballer’s estimated net worth is still undergoing review and will be available soon.