J.J. Watt, Hard Work and Hard Play

By Breyon Gaddy

Being J.J. Watt is a lot of work, living up to what people think should be doing on the field  you should be doing then people don’t know what it takes to play in the National Football League (N.F.L.). Mr.Watt, plays defensive-end for the Houston Texans and stands out so much because he works so hard to get better. He knows he’s not the biggest but, as is often quoted, “hard work beats talent every day when talent doesn’t work hard.” Mr. Watt working hard combined with his talent has made him one of the best players.

Many people know him as the defensive player of the year in 2015 and one of the best players in the N.F.L.  Sophomore Jake Crowley agrees.

“Yes, without a doubt,” said Mr. Crowley.  

Justin James “J. J.” Watt is the best player I have ever seen and he is my favorite player in the N.F.L. because he works so hard. His position is defensive line and he is one of the best players that has ever played defensive line in the N.F.L. I love seeing him play because he is a man amongst boys;  it’s like he is playing against little kids because he dominates anyone who is in front of him. He was drafted by the Texans with the 11th pick in the first round of the 2011 N.F.L. Draft, and played college football at Wisconsin.

Mr. Watt is 6 feet 5 inches and 289 pounds — in the N.F.L it’s like the bigger you are the better it is for you to be the best and size-wise Mr. Watt is average.  But don’t get me wrong, Mr. Watt works like a bull and is stronger than most of the people that are in the N.F.L. Mr. Watt had 17.5 sacks last season.  If you are wondering, yes, that is a lot of sacks.

According to Sports Illustrated, Mr. Watt finished last season with 76 tackles, eight batted passes, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and a league-leading 17.5 sacks. Watt played three games in a cast because he broke his hand. He also suffered from a back injury during the season. He did not miss a game as the Texans finished with a 9–7 record.

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