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!

J.J. Watt pays tribute to the late Bum Phillips

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Watch here as J.J. Watt gives a special tribute to the late Bum Phillips after a sack in the Sunday, October 20, game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The former NFL coach and father to current Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, passed away this past week at the age of 90. Rest in Peace Bum. You are missed. #LuvYaBlue.