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.