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.
Thanks to HereHouston.com for posting this update on “Watt,” a King Penguin at Moody Gardens who takes his name from the Houston Texas star. Thrilled to hear he is doing so well!
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!
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.
Thank you to the Houston Press for recognizing J.J. and the work of the JJ Watt Foundation in their recent “Best of Houston 2013″ article! The people and fans here are absolutely incredible, and we are honored to be a part of this city!
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.
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. A special thank you from the Houston Chronicle to J.J. Watt for going blue to encourage men to be proactive in their health by engaging in preventative lifestyle habits and becoming educated on the realities of prostate cancer.