Watt lights up the catwalk in charity fundraiser – Chron.com

runway by dave rossman - houston chronicle


You’re used to seeing them walk on the field every week for game day, but JJ and some of his fellow Texans recently took a walk on the runway for charity. You can read more about the event, which raised money for Bo’s Place, a bereavement center offering grief support services to children, ages 3 to 18, and see pictures by Dave Rossman of the Houston Chronicle here.

Texans’ J.J. Watt has high school jersey retired at Pewaukee – MaxPreps.com

JerseyRetirement1He may be #99 on the Texans as the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, but JJ Watt will forever be #9 in the hearts and history of Pewaukee High School. Growing up, playing under the Friday night lights of his hometown was JJ’s driving force. And because he never once stopped dreaming big and working hard, he’s still playing the game he loves, only now on a slightly larger stage. Thank you to everyone who came out, as the Pirates retired JJ’s high school jersey, and for all the local support! There really is no place like home. You can read more about the event thanks to MaxPreps.com here.

WISN – Pewaukee High School retires JJ Watt’s High School Jersey

Picture 2A native of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Watt attended Pewaukee High School, where he was a four-year letterman and two-year starter in football, also lettering twice in basketball and baseball and once in track and field. The Pirates recognized his accomplishments as a permanent part of their history by retiring his former high school jersey. “Humbled & honored to be returning to Pewaukee tonight to have my jersey retired. Never forget where you came from & who helped you get here” – @JJWatt via Twitter. Thank you to WISN for their coverage of the event.

Journal Sentinel Article – J.J. Watt has jersey retired at halftime of Pewaukee’s victory

Former Pewaukee four-sport star JJ Watt was recognized as his high school retired his jersey in front of a home crowd in the opening round of the Pirates 2013 season playoffs. “As a kid growing up in this city, you don’t really dream about playing in the NFL, you don’t really dream about playing for the Badgers. What I dreamt about was playing on this field on Friday nights,” Watt told the Journal Sentinel, “to have my jersey retired and know I have a place in Pewaukee history means a lot to me.” Article.

Pewaukee High School to honor JJ Watt by retiring his jersey this Friday

As reported by 620WTMJ and TODAY’S TMJ4′s Lance Allan, the Friday night lights at Pewaukee High this week will be shining on JJ Watt, as his alma mater honors the current NFL defensive end, and former Wisconsin badger, by retiring his high school jersey number. The game time is 7 pm with the jersey retirement ceremony taking place at halftime.  Congratulations JJ on your success both on and off the field!