The Houston Texans have just announced that JJ Watt will be officially inducted into the Texans Ring of Honor on October 1, 2023 during the game between the Texans and the Steelers.
The former three-time Defensive Player of the Year and Walter Payton Man of the Year is the third Texans to be inducted after Robert C. McNair and Andre Johnson.
JJ Watt was drafted in 2011 by the Texans franchise and ended his career this year with the Arizona Cardinals. The five-time pro-bowler never had the opportunity to win a Super Bowl, but he still made an impression by winning numerous accolades for his enormous defensive work.
We are thrilled to have JJ Watt join Ring of Honor as the third member. Everyone knows how much JJ means to our family, the Texans organization and the entire city of Houston. He is one of the most dominant players in NFL history and has created a unique and irreplaceable bond with our fans. JJ has always held a special place in the hearts of Houston and we are thrilled to welcome him back. On behalf of the entire organization, we look forward to giving JJ and his family the celebration he deserves on October 1,” said Janice, Hannah and Cal McNair.
JJ Watt is indeed a player who scored Houston. He was drafted 11th in the 2011 Draft and spent 10 seasons in Houston. For the Texans, JJ Watt is 3 Defensive Player of the Year, 5 Pro Bowl selections, 5 times All-pro in the first team, he started the 128 regular season games in which he participated, as well as seven of the eight play-off games from 2011 to 2019. We can also add 6 defensive player of the month awards in the AFC as well as 7 defensive player of the week with the Texans.
JJ Watt also marked the Texans franchise with 101 sacks (franchise record), 112 tackles for loss. It became a
iconic player of the franchise based in Houston. In 2017, it raised $41 million to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Don’t miss the celebration for JJ Watt on October 1 during the game against the Steelers.