👀 JJ Watt and Houston Texans tweet the same single emoji: What could it mean?!
There are 99 reasons why Houston still loves JJ Watt, which explains why with one single emoji, he had people across social media raising an eyebrow. The newly retired defensive NFL player tweeted a pair of eyes shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday. Just 21 minutes later, the Houston Texans stared back with the same exact emoji tweet.
J.J. Watt says playing against Texans won’t be as emotional as some think
To Houstonians, J.J. Watt will always feel like a part of the fabric of the city. It’s not just what the three-time Defensive Player of the Year did on the field. Watt raised over $37 million for a relief fund after Hurricane Harvey. He threw out first pitches before Astros playoff games. He sent surprises to military families.
JJ Watt sends thank-you jerseys to Houston sports media
J.J. Watt has shown plenty of love for Houston over the years. This week, even though he is now a member of the Arizona Cardinals, he extended a personalized thank-you to several member of Houston’s sports media, including KPRC 2′s Randy McIlvoy and Vanessa Richardson, for all the years of coverage.
JJ Watt has big love for Houston, Coogs; This is what people are saying about former H-town favorite with love that just won’t quit
J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans announced his departure from the team on Feb. 12, 2021. HOUSTON – Former Houston Texans star player J.J. Watt is still claiming Houston as his own. !#ncaaW — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 30, 2021What. #ncaaW — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 30, 2021Here’s what people were saying about Watt’s ongoing Houston intensity on social media:You're a class act @JJWatt... — David Barlaam (@AcquireTalent) March 30, 2021Still love you JJ.
See the JJ Watt tweet rekindling love in Houstonians’ hearts
J.J. Watt is introduced to the crowd before playing the Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium on December 30, 2018, in Houston, Texas. As quickly as J.J. Watt broke the hearts of Houstonians upon departing from the Texans, he has healed them with just three words. Watt reciprocated Houstonians’ never-ending love for him, claiming Houston as his home despite him leaving to join the Arizona Cardinals. RELATED: Watt, Texans give surprise to kids who lost their father in wreckRELATED: JJ Watt speaks on possibility of his last Texans gameRELATED: JJ Watt dropped in on ZoomRELATED: Watt appears on FallonAdRELATED: JJ Watt hints at interest in ownership, promotes women’s sportsRELATED: Watt’s most memorable moments“I’m from Houston,” Watt said in response to a Twitter user warning him of Arizona summers. https://t.co/HhJ2JnLDDl — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 12, 2021Although a Wisconsin native, Watt has a history as Houston’s hometown hero.
5 things for Houstonians to know for Tuesday, March 2
Here are things to know for Tuesday, March 2:1. Crenshaw said his legislation would also ensure that the president could not impose national lockdowns or bans on interstate travel. Waitlist for NRG Park coronavirus vaccine clinic being expandedThe waitlist for the NRG Park coronavirus vaccine clinic is being expanded. Williams said the large number of vaccines that can be administered at the NRG Park site necessitated the widening of those who qualify for the waitlist. Espinosa’s family — like many in Texas — is again facing that same choice between buying groceries or paying rent on time.
Social media reacts to JJ Watt joining Arizona Cardinals
Houston Texans' JJ Watt posts a video message to Pearland ISD students as they face uncertainty. J.J. Watt’s announcement that he would be joining the Arizona Cardinals sparked mixed reactions online. Watt shared the news by uploading a picture of himself sporting an Arizona Cardinals t-shirt to his Instagram account. The Arizona Cardinals and Watt came to terms on a two-year deal worth $31 million with $23 million guaranteed. [RELATED: JJ Watt joining Arizona Cardinals]Social media was quick to react to the news.
JJ Watt joining Arizona Cardinals
HOUSTON – Former Houston Texans star J.J. Watt is going to the Cardinals, Watt said on Twitter Monday morning. The Cardinals confirmed the information shortly after. We have agreed to terms with J.J. Watt on a two-year contract. — Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) March 1, 2021Watt shared a photo of himself wearing a Cardinals shirt on his account. Ian Rapoport said on Twitter, “The #AZCardinals are giving JJ Watt a 2-year deal worth $31M with $23M guaranteed,” citing a source.
No, J.J. Watt didn’t announce his team choices through a peloton bike
Houston Texans J.J. Watt sits on the bench during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, in Houston. On Monday morning, ESPN’s Field Yates, who covers the NFL, caused a stir when he reported that a Peloton profile belonging to Watt had an interesting bio: “SB56...GB...CLE....BUFF.”That’s not difficult to interpret. Here are the tweets;J.J. Watt has updated his Peloton bio and it now reads: “SB56...GB...CLE...BUF”🤔🤔🤔If nothing else, JJ has us all dialed in. (h/t @Pchopz_) pic.twitter.com/C7bzBuMgSq — Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 1, 2021i don’t own a bike. — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 1, 2021Ok... so we know the peloton theory isn’t accurate.
Local artist that made JJ Watt murals across Houston bids farewell
His work has become well known throughout the Houston area, primarily for murals showcasing the likes of Jose Altuve, James Harden, and most of all, J.J. Watt. “We ended up going with a J.J. Watt theme. His commissioned work has covered all Houston sports, but he said he’s painted walls of Watt more than others. “It’s shocking to see him leaving,” Hawkins said, who added when you’ve dedicated so much to Houston as did J.J. Watt, it becomes an expectation to stay. Saldana said clients have called him already asking to update their walls, as Houston says goodbye to J.J. Watt.
A look at possible salary-cap casualties for the 2021 Houston Texans
HOUSTON – The Houston Texans entered the 2021 season with a dire salary-cap situation, projected more than $13 million over the cap (via/OverTheCap.com) coming off a 4-12 season. Here’s a look at some of the other players that the Texans could lose before the 2021 season as casualties of salary cap gymnastics. Once arguably the best running back in the game, in 2016, Johnson was paid $12 million to rush for 691 yards in 2021. AdIn 2021, Johnson is set to have a salary cap number of about $8.5 million. Total Savings: $6.4 millionPOSSIBLE RESTRUCTURESWR Brandin CooksCooks has a $12 million cap hit in 2021 with zero dead money.
JJ Watt and the Texans part ways: What players are saying
FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2020, file photo, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Houston. Watt and the Texans have mutually agreed to part ways, ending the tenure of the face of the franchise and adding another huge change to an offseason filled with upheaval. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)HOUSTON – Players from around the NFL are reacting to J.J. Watt’s exit from Houston. MORE Glory 🙏🏾 — Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) February 12, 2021J.J. Watt to the Steelers? @JJWatt pic.twitter.com/7CFTx5yWuu — Charles Omenihu (@charless_94) February 12, 2021Retired NFL player and media personality Pat McAfee joined the many in speculating where Watt’s next move could be:
‘It still hurts’: Fans react to departure of JJ Watt
HOUSTON – Texans team captain and star defensive end JJ Watt has been released from the team. — Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) February 12, 2021Deshaun Watson in the Texans front office after JJ Watt was released pic.twitter.com/Z6cELhN3Ey — Rich (@UptownDCRich) February 12, 2021JJ Watt was going to be a cap cut or traded. — Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) February 12, 2021Good for you JJ Watt. — Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) February 12, 2021I am THRILLED about this JJ Watt news. — The Other Texans Unfiltered Host (@JohnAWade3) February 12, 2021Texans releasing JJ Watt as a class move but they don’t have a draft pick before 67 and their QB wants to leave.
JJ Watt released from the Texans
HOUSTON – Defensive end J.J. Watt has been released from the Texans, the player said on social media Friday. RELATED: ‘Too many unknowns’AdRELATED: Watt, Texans give surprise to kids who lost their father in wreckRELATED: JJ Watt speaks on possibility of his last Texans gameHouston, I wanted you to hear this directly from me... pic.twitter.com/YqT3P6Lb6l — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) February 12, 2021This is a transcript of his message:“I want to speak directly to you so you can hear the words coming straight out of my mouth. I love you.”AdRELATED: JJ Watt dropped in on ZoomRELATED: Watt appears on FallonRELATED: JJ Watt hints at interest in ownership, promotes women’s sportsRELATED: Watt’s most memorable momentsWatt’s brother, TJ, shared this message on Twitter, in support of his relative. “J.J.’s dominance on the field was unprecedented and resulted in countless moments that will go down in Texans history. During that time, he earned six of his seven career AFC Defensive Player of the Week awards and five of his six career AFC Defensive Player of the Month awards.
Houston Texans’ JJ Watt to appear on Fallon Tonight Tuesday
Make sure you tune into the Fallon Tonight Show Tuesday as Houston Texans’ JJ Watt is expected to make an appearance. Watt, as well as actress Susan Sarandon, are supposed to be in Tuesday night’s lineup. The Fallon Tonight Show, starring Jimmy Fallon, can be watched at 10:35 p.m. on Channel 2.
JJ Watt’s 11 most memorable moments, from ‘SNL’ to Hurricane Harvey
HOUSTON – J.J. Watt has done a number of incredible things for Houston and its residents as his current season with the Houston Texans comes to an end. Here are 11 of the most memorable moments from JJ Watt. Hurricane Harvey relief effortsWatt and his team raised over $40.1 million dollars for victims of Hurricane Harvey in 2017. You can read more on Watt’s Harvey recovery efforts here. Mimi, the 99-year-old JJ Watt superfanAsalee Poole, also known as “Mimi” made a wish on her 99th birthday that she wanted to meet JJ Watt someday, as she was a huge fan of him.
5 things for Houstonians to know for Tuesday, Jan. 5
Here are things to know for Tuesday, Jan. 5:1. Houston Health Department launches online registration for COVID-19 vaccinationsThe Houston Health Department on Monday launched an online registration portal that allows eligible Houstonians to schedule appointments to receive free COVID-19 vaccinations. As additional doses are arriving, the department is pushing local vaccination efforts and plans to announce more free vaccination opportunities. Here is where vaccine distributions are headed in TexasThe first round of second coronavirus doses are arriving in Texas this week. Houston woman clings to hood of speeding car after $10,000 dog stolenA frightening scene on a Houston highway.
5 things for Houstonians to know for Monday, Jan. 4
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)Here are things to know for Monday, Jan. 4:1. The president, who has refused to accept his loss to Democratic president-elect Biden, repeatedly argued that Raffensperger could change the certified results. JJ Watt speaks on the possibility of last Texans gameWhether or not J.J. Watt will return to the Texans has been a major topic this season. With no knowledge of who the team will hire as general manager, Watt has been candid that he’s not sure where he stands. After Sunday’s loss to the Tennessee Titans, Watt reiterated that there are too many “unknowns.” But he added that he hopes Texans fans know how he feels about them.
‘Too many unknowns’: JJ Watt says he’s unsure if he’ll return to Texans next season
J.J. Watt reacts after Brett Maher of the Dallas Cowboys kicks a 45 yard field goal to tie the game in the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Houston, Texas. HOUSTON – Houston Texans star JJ Watt said he is unsure if he’ll return next season. He is on the books for $17.5 million in 2021 with no dead cap (meaning the Texans could cut Watt without paying anything). That made Watt the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL. He has earned the Defensive Player of the Year three times and made five All-Pro teams.
Texans players call suspensions ‘unfortunate’
HOUSTON – The Houston Texans lost arguably the team’s top wide receiver and cornerback in a matter of hours. “It’s obviously unfortunate for our team,” said Watt. “Two of our better players on the team, obviously, so it’s unfortunate.”“It’s a situation that those two guys – they stuck up to what, I guess, went down with that. We’re going to miss those guys and those guys can be back and ready to go whenever that time is next season,” said Watson. The whole organization knows that, too,” said Watson.
Texans hope for strong defense in Cleveland
In Week 10, the Texans are in an odd spot. This past week, the Texans unexpectedly fired VP of Communications, Amy Palcic. That may not seem like it has to do anything with football, but it was another indication of the Texans being in bad shape behind the scenes. With how this season has gone, a win in Cleveland would be more than valuable. It’s going to be a challenge for our defense, but a challenge obviously that we’ll accept.”This Browns team can run the ball, and the Texans rank 32nd in rushing defense; a stat that is unsettling heading into Sunday.
JJ, Kealia Watt donating sneakers to women’s shelter for every pair purchased from ‘His & Hers’ collection
JJ Watt announced Tuesday his newest shoe drop in collaboration with Reebok. This is the first collab between Watt and Reebok featuring a training shoe specifically for women. For every pair of women’s shoes purchased, the couple will be donating a pair to Mission of Yahweh Women’s Shelter. Designed alongside my queen @KealiaOhai, there was only one natural color choice: GoldFor every pair purchased, we will be donating a pair to Mission of Yahweh Women’s Shelter. pic.twitter.com/w3c9kpggXM — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) November 10, 2020Both the men’s and women’s shoes retail at $99.99 and are available online for purchase.
Xfinity Sports Desk: Here’s what to watch for this week in Houston sports
HOUSTON – Hello from the Xfinity Sports Desk and KPRC Channel 2 Sports. Here’s what’s happening this week on the sports scene for our teams and programs. Now the Texans look forward to preparing for the Cleveland Browns, who are dealing with some COVID-19 issues. UH FOOTBALLThe Cougars had a tough task this past weekend facing No. We’ll bring it to you from the Xfinity Sports Desk each night!
‘We like our team.’ Texans quiet as trade deadline passes
HOUSTON – J.J. Watt and Will Fuller are still Texans after the NFL trade deadline passed Tuesday. It was widely reported that the Green Bay Packers were looking for another weapon for Aaron Rodgers, and Will Fuller was on their wish list. According to ESPN, Green Bay officials were split on whether or not to make the move and it ended up not going through. “No big moves,” McNair said. “You’ll see some little things happened over the weekend but no big moves.
‘This sh*t sucks.’ Texans quarterback Watson shares disappointment of 1-6 start
The week after his firing, the Texans beat Jacksonville. Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was honest about his feeling about being 1-6, after a 35-20 defeat to the Packers. “This sh*t sucks, honestly,” said Watson in his post-game Zoom with reporters. The Texans can’t lose next week since its a BYE week. When asked what he’ll do during that week off, Watson had a simple answer: rest.
5 things for Houstonians to know for Thursday, Oct. 22
Here are things to know for Thursday, Oct. 22:1. Parents of 545 children separated at border can’t be foundCourt-appointed lawyers said Tuesday that they have been unable to find parents of 545 children who were separated at the U.S. border with Mexico early in the Trump administration. The Daily Texan reported that a message sent to band members by leader Scott Hanna said the survey results wouldn’t affect whether the band performs at future games. The band has yet to play at a football game this season, due to safety restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Watt is on the books for $17.5 million in 2021 with no dead cap (meaning the Texans could cut Watt without paying anything).
JJ Watt on trade rumors: My goal is still to bring a championship to Houston
HOUSTON – As an NFL deadline looms, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt downplayed rumors Wednesday of his being traded. Watt told reporters that he is still focused on the goal he has had since he joined the Texans in 2011. RELATED READ: JJ Watt among Texans that could be traded as NFL deadline looms“My goal since I got here was to bring a championship to the city of Houston,” Watt said. That’s what I’m working towards today, and that’s what I’m working towards tomorrow.”Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson also minimized the trade chatter. “Nobody’s going anywhere,” Watson told reporters.
Texans' 2 biggest stars, Watt and Watson, discuss Bill O’Brien’s firing
HOUSTON – J.J. Watt and Deshaun Watson broke their silence after Monday’s firing of head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien. Here are three interesting things they said on Wednesday:Watt wants the fans back on board“One of the things, I’m excited about right now is hopefully getting on the same page with our fan base again. I feel like that is something where there has certainly been a bit of a tension there in the last months and years. I have all the respect for him and the things but the business – that’s just how the business goes. I’m looking forward to seeing that.
Flying vs. hovering: Watch as Texans' funny debate rages over blimp passing by in the sky
Is the blimp flying or hovering? That is the hilarious debate Houston Texans players J.J. Watt and Brandon Dunn recently had while sitting on the sidelines. In a video posted by the NFL Films Facebook page, the players were overheard debating whether or not a blimp was flying or hovering. Inside the NFL: JJ Watt's Blimp Debate Flying or hovering - how is this even a debate? So was the blimp hovering or flying?
11 Houstonians and Texans who made it on TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people through the years
HOUSTON – This year’s list of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People came out and features several of the most prominent Texans we know and love. Here is a list of Houstonians and Texans who made it in TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in recent years. Take a look:See the full 2020 list here. FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019 file photo, Megan Thee Stallion arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J.. J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans during pregame warm ups before the Houston Texans play the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Houston, Texas.
Historic family matchup: Texans' J.J. Watt to face off against brothers in Week 3 game against Steelers
Sunday’s Texans game in Pittsburgh has plenty of story lines, including a historic family matchup. For only the second time since 1927, a trio of brothers will play in the same game. Eldest brother J.J. will face younger brothers Derek and T.J., who play for the Steelers. “Just to have all of us playing in the NFL was really cool,” said J.J., "to play against another brother was cool. Both parents emphasized as proud as they are of their sons' success on the football field, they’re way prouder of their community service efforts off of it.
JJ Watt, Texans give sweet surprise to kids who tragically lost father in wreck
HOUSTON – After a tragic crash took the life of an innocent father, the Houston Texans reached out to surprise the man’s three children. “Now I have to be the man of the house...take care of our family,” Gustavo told KPRC2′s Rose-Ann Aragon a few days after the accident happened. Gustavo, who was wearing a Texans jersey, said he, his siblings and his father shared a love for sports and the Texans. After seeing KPRC’s story, the Houston Texans were touched by these family’s strength and decided to find a way to help brighten the children’s spirits. With love, the Houston Texans,” Gustavo read out loud to his siblings during the reveal.
What to watch in Houston sports this week
It has been quite a week in Houston sports. It may be only Monday, but the Texans' loss on Sunday was tough to watch. Here’s what to watch as we head into another week. Have we seen the last of Verlander pitching in an Astros uniform? We’ve had some games in the past month, but 5A and 6A return this week.
3 takeaways from Watson, Watt as Texans prepare for Ravens
HOUSTON – One of the Houston Texan’s worst losses of 2019 came from the Baltimore Ravens, a 41-7 blowout at the hands of MVP Lamar Jackson. Coming off a loss last week to the defending Super Bowl Champions Kansas City Chiefs, the Texans need to find a way to match up better with the Ravens. Quarterback Deshaun Watson and defensive end J.J. Watt spoke to media on Zoom on Wednesday. They do a good job of creating different pressures up front, doing a different variety of blitzes, keeping you on your toes. Will it be different when you make a big play or when there’s a touchdown or something and there’s no excitement or cheer from the crowd?
Texans star JJ Watt talks about the start of the season on Today
Its been different but our guys have adapted extremely well," Watt said during the interview on NBCs Today show. The Chiefs are one of five teams out of 32 total in the league allowing fans to attend home games. Coronavirus aside, another big question remains: what social statements will players make? When asked, Watt said the Texans are having a conversation Wednesday about social statements and the teams plan when the National Anthem plays. Fans can watch the game on KPRC 2 with coverage starting at 6 p.m.
JJ Watt, brothers Derek and TJ to host ‘Ultimate Tag’ premiering Wednesday night
HOUSTON – Houston Texans’ defensive end JJ Watt and his brothers, Derek and TJ Watt of the Pittsburgh Steelers will take on hosting duties on FOX’s newest game show, ‘Ultimate Tag’ airing Wednesday night, Entertainment Weekly reported. The show was filmed last summer and is based on the classic playground game of tag involving participants going up against 18 “professional taggers” featuring five different courses. “It is much more sport than it is a game show,” JJ Watt told Entertainment Weekly in an interview. “These people take true pride in it, and they’re showing unbelievable athletic skill and strength and stamina." TJ told Entertainment Weekly that in order to participate, “you can’t just be in shape.”You can watch ‘Ultimate Tag’ Wednesdays at 8 p.m Central on FOX.
JJ Watt dropped in on Zoom meetings and it’s internet gold
HOUSTON – Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt decided to explore the wonderful world of online meetings and shared a post to Twitter announcing he would be dropping in on some calls. He got tons of requests and Watt delivered. Thanks for having me. Best wishes to you guys this season! https://t.co/j5XSERSrLF — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) April 29, 2020For anyone that was wondering 😂 pic.twitter.com/9doUUyip8W — Nate Verstegen (@VerstegenNate) April 29, 2020Watt crashed several meeting and came to one conclusion:“After dropping in on about 20 random meetings, all I can say is that there is a WIDE range of Zoom meeting types.”
JJ Watt’s annual charity classic officially canceled
Texans’ Defensive End J.J. Watt’s annual charity classic, which includes a softball game and home run derby has officially been canceled. Watt made an announcement on Twitter Wednesday afternoon, however, he promised to still continue his mission with helping after-school athletic programs. UPDATE: 2020 JJ Watt Charity ClassicVisit https://t.co/AcOlKW9Y4y for more information pic.twitter.com/tWBVJNx6NE — JJ Watt Foundation (@WattFoundation) April 15, 2020Watt’s foundation promised that tickets purchased for the charity classic on Astros.com would be refunded via the credit card that was used to pay for them. “If you have purchased tickets via a third party, please contact that third party for refund guidelines,” the organization wrote. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 https://t.co/Lxmufr1eSd — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) April 15, 2020For more information visit Watt’s foundation page.
JJ Watt says his ‘these are truly wild times’ Tweet was ‘ahead of its time’ after DeAndre Hopkins trade announced
Is JJ Watt also a fortune teller? Last week, Watt sent out a Tweet noting what wild times we’re in, presumably talking about the coronavirus. These are truly wild times. — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 12, 2020However, on Monday, after the Texans announced they were sending All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals in a trade that will send running back David Johnson and draft picks to the Texans, Watt noted that his Tweet “was head of it’s time.”
JJ Watt’s new Subway commercial is exactly what life is like with siblings
HOUSTON – Some things never change, and for JJ Watt and his brothers, a little bit of childhood came back to life in a new Subway commercial. The new ad features the entire Watt family, who just made a stop at Subway to pick up some sandwiches for the boys – JJ, Derek and T.J.JJ Watt’s dad hand JJ a turkey sandwich, which he calls his favorite. However, the best moment of the whole 15 seconds is arguably the moment JJ Watt’s mom turns around and says “knock it off” in that “mom voice” that many of us know so well (and must have been very familiar to the Watt brothers). "It's not very often you get the opportunity to partner with a brand that literally played a role in your journey almost every step of the way,” the Watt brothers said. “We started eating Subway back in our youth football days and continued through college and our professional career.
Kealia Ohai to sport ‘Watt’ last name with her new soccer team
HOUSTON – Now that Kealia Ohai and J.J. Watt officially tied the knot earlier this month in the Bahamas, Mrs. Watt decided she will be sporting her new last name with her new soccer team, the Chicago Red Stars. Her husband, the Houston Texans star defensive end, shared a photo on his Instagram of what the jersey looks like. The former Houston Dash star will also be replacing her previous jersey number, 7, with the number 2. The jersey, priced at $105, is now available on the team’s website as one of its newest additions. “This means there’s now one more Watt running around dominating stadiums,” a fan commented.
From heartbreaks to congratulations. See how fans react after Kealia Ohai and J.J. Watt tie the knot
HOUSTON – Welp, J.J. Watt and Kealia Ohai are officially off the market after the couple got hitched over Valentine’s Day weekend in the Bahamas. J.J. Watt posted photos of their wedding ceremony Sunday morning. Watt and his girl friend...” Plus J.J. Ohai has a nice ring to it. And everyone will have to buy new jerseys — Will Rollon (@WillRollon) February 16, 2020@JJWattIf anyone deserves happiness for what they do in the world, its JJ watt. — James Rampage (@UofMRampage) February 16, 2020Congratulations JJ Watt.
Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt talks wedding plans with soccer player Kealia Ohai
HOUSTON – Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is making it official this off-season. During an interview on the Dan Patrick Show, Watt said tying the knot with former Houston Dash soccer player Kealia Ohai is one of the top things on his list while football is put on pause. “I’m good at speeches,” Patrick joked during the interview. I won’t even stay.”Watt popped the question at sunset by the sea in May 2019. He and Ohai have been dating for nearly three years.
COMMENTARY: JJ Watt honors Kobe Bryant with a simple nostalgic gesture of shooting a wadded up piece of paper on ‘SNL’
HOUSTON – The final seconds of the 'Saturday Night Live" were the icing on the cake of a fantastic performance. Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt, the show’s guest host, ended the show wearing a Lakers No. Going into the latest “Saturday Night Live” episode, we knew a few things about J.J. Watt. And for those who think hosting “SNL” would be easy? But Watt showed his versatility, his light-hearted nature and took a creative risk.
JJ Watt surprises members of the Navarro Cheer team on the ‘Today Show.’ Here’s how they reacted.
JJ Watt and the Navarro Cheer team shared an unforgettable moment on the “Today Show" this week. The Texans defensive end surprised the stars of the Netflix documentary “Cheer” during an interview with hosts Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager. “It’s unbelievable,” said Watt as the stars of ‘Cheer’ were floored by his surprised appearance, “It’s so much fun to watch. Navarro Cheer coach Monica Aldama, along with cheer squad members Jerry Harris, Gabi Butler and La’Darius Marshall were talking about Watt and how he is considered “Texas royalty” before introducing him. He will also make a guest appearance on “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” tonight on NBC on Thursday.
Texans’ JJ Watt to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ tonight
HOUSTON – Houston Texans’ JJ Watt will appear on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in New York City, according to SNL Twitter. Watt will be the 27th athlete to host on the late night show and will be the 11th person with NFL playing experience to host. According to the Texans, Watt is no stranger to Hollywood. This is something truly special and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity from Lorne and everyone involved at @nbcsnl. https://t.co/80WBtHS9Vv — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 21, 2020The show will air on KPRC 2 in the Houston area.
JJ Watt celebrates Netflix series ‘Cheer,’ Jerry Harris on social media
HOUSTON – Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt is joining the chorus of folks celebrating a new Netflix documentary series that’s becoming known for its heartfelt portrayal of Texas junior college cheerleading. Watt wrote in his tweet, “JERRY HARRIS IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF NAVARRO COLLEGE CHEERLEADING. IF HE DOESN’T MAKE THE MAT, I WILL RIOT.”Kealia: I’ve heard people say CHEER on Netflix is really good, we should watch it. Me 2 episodes in: JERRY HARRIS IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF NAVARRO COLLEGE CHEERLEADING. — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 21, 2020Have you watched the acclaimed series yet?
JJ Watt receives draft day bobblehead 9 years later
HOUSTON – Nine years after he became a Houston Texans player, J.J. Watt is finally receiving his Draft Day bobblehead. “This is a unique circumstance for a Draft Day Bobblehead, as most come shortly after a player is drafted,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said. “However, given the reception (boos) by Houston fans for Watt on draft night and a lack of interest at the time, no draft bobblehead was ever produced for Watt.”J.J. Watt officially licensed bobblehead manufactured by FOCO (National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum)Since 2011, the Texans defensive end has become a fan favorite. "We’re excited to release this bobblehead commemorating J.J. Watt,” Sklar said. The limited-edition bobblehead can be purchased from the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum online for $40 each, plus shipping.
Houston Dash trade soccer star, J.J. Watt fiancée, Kealia Ohai to Chicago
HOUSTON – The Houston Dash have traded soccer star Kealia Ohai to Chicago. Ohai leaves Houston after six seasons with the Dash in which she made 114 appearances and started 108 times. “I want to thank the entire Houston organization and the wonderful fans for my last 6 years as a Dash player,” Ohai said. Naughton joins Houston after being a key part of Chicago’s backline throughout their 2019 NWSL season run. With this transaction, the Dash now have 19 players on their active roster ahead of the 2020 NWSL season.
Timeline: The biggest injuries of JJ Watt’s career
One of the biggest stories of Wild Card Weekend is the return of Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt from a torn pectoral muscle. Watt has pushed through rehab and will be back playing after missing the final eight games of the Texans season. Watt missed 13 games in 2016, 11 games in 2017, played all 16 games last season before missing 8 games this season. Watt played all 16 games in 2012, racking up an NFL-high 20.5 sacks all while having torn ligaments in his elbow. Watt’s surgery expected to keep him out for the season, but worked his way back and will play Saturday against the Bills.
JJ Watt ready for his Texans return Saturday
HOUSTON – Don’t tell J.J. Watt how big Saturday will be for the Texans organization. “It’s important," Watt said Wednesday after the Texans practiced, leading up to their ninth playoff game in franchise history. “It’s very, very big.”As the clock ticks down to the Texans playoff opener with the Buffalo Bills on Saturday all eyes are on Watt. “I think today was a good day,” Watt told reporters at NRG Stadium. I felt really good out there.”RELATED READ: ‘Watt’ his teammates are saying after JJ Watt officially activatedNow, the question will be on Watt’s snap count in the Wild Card game.
‘Watt’ his teammates are saying after JJ Watt officially activated
HOUSTON – Everyone expected JJ Watt to play in the Wild Card game Saturday, but it was not official until #99 was activated. The Texans had until 3 p.m. Friday to activate Watt, but they chose to make the official announcement Tuesday. Watt returned to practice last week, and his teammates said he looked like the solid player we all know him to be. He’s going to be able to get some pressure, and that’s going to help out the whole defense." It’s going to be great to have him back.”In order to make room for Watt, the Texans placed safety Tashaun Gipson on the Injured Reserve.