Sports activities world reacts to J.J. Watt retirement announcement

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Arizona Cardinals defensive finish JJ Watt introduced Tuesday morning that he’ll retire from the NFL when Arizona’s season ends on January 8.

Drafted by the Houston Texans of Wisconsin within the 2011 NFL Draft, Watt has 111.5 profession sacks, together with 9.5 this season. Together with sort out Aaron Donald, he’s one in every of three gamers in NFL historical past to win the league’s Defensive Participant of the Yr award thrice. Watts received this award in 2012, 2014 and 2015.

Watt additionally received the 2017 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Yr award for his work in serving to Houston recuperate from the injury of Hurricane Harvey.

Skilled footballer Kealia Ojai, whom Watt married in 2020, tweeted to congratulate her husband. shared.

Watt is an All-American for the Wisconsin Badgers who led the crew to the 2010 Rose Bowl.

Others within the sports activities world congratulated Watt on his stellar profession.

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