For those of you that might have missed Time Warner Sports Coverage of JJ’s recent jersey retirement at Pewaukee High School, check out the story here. Congrats JJ!
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.
He 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.
J.J. Watt spent the bye weekend in his hometown in Wisconsin as Pewaukee High School recognized JJ’s contributions to his alma matter by retiring his jersey during halftime of the school’s first round playoff game this season. Article.
A 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.
Thank you to Lance Allan and TMJ4 for the following video coverage, as Pewaukee High School retired JJ’s jersey during halftime of the Friday, October 26 game. Couldn’t be more proud to be a former Pirate. Watt was a graduate of the class of 2007. Video.
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.
As Pewaukee High School honored former standout JJ Watt by retiring his high school jersey this past weekend, the Pirates continued to follow Watt’s winning ways, cruising to a 20-6 victory over Elkhorn. Watch here for Fox 6 coverage of the event.
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!
Texans Defensive End JJ Watt and offensive lineman Ben Jones pay a visit to Pin Oak Middle School to kick off the NFL Play 60 Challenge. Video.