Local Wisconsin boys, JJ Watt and Joe Thomas make headlines as NFL stars – Milwaukee Journal

Journal StoryThank you to Lori Nickel and the Milwaukee Journal for the recent article featuring JJ Watt and Joe Thomas, two local Wisconsin standouts currently making names for themselves in the NFL. From their childhood homes barely 10 minutes apart, JJ and Joe both went on to play for the Badgers, and are now regarded as one of the best defensive players and best left tackles in the league respectively. To read the rest of the article, click here.


J.J. Watt Recognized as one of Milwaukee’s “Game Changers”

Picture 2He may be staring down the opposition as a dominating defensive lineman for the Houston Texans and not the home team Green Bay Packers, but that didn’t stop Milwaukee’s “M” Magazine from including JJ and the work of his foundation in their November 2013 issue list of local game changers. “This is where I’m from and where everything really started for me,” says JJ. Excited and honored to be able to give back here in Wisconsin and to be included alongside the other 12 amazing individuals who are rocking the city!



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.