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T.J. Watt: Player Profile and Stats

All the latest on Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt, including news, stats, records & history.

Player Information

NameTrent Jordan Watt
Age28
Height6-4
Weight252 lbs
BirthdayOctober 11, 1994
BirthplacePewaukee, Wisconsin
CollegeWisconsin
Drafted2017: Round 1, Pick 30
Pro Experience6 years
Team(s)Pittsburgh Steelers (2017-)

Career Stats

Tackles for loss88
Quarterback hits162
Sacks77.5
Interceptions6
Forced fumbles23
Fumbles recovered7
Touchdowns0

Single-Season Career Highs

Tackles for loss23 (2020)
Sacks22.5 (2021)
Forced fumbles8 (2019)
Interceptions2 (2019, 2022)

Awards & Honors

2021 NFL Defensive Player of the Year
3x First-team All Pro
5x Pro Bowl
Single-season sack joint record holder (22.5)

Salary and Contract

T.J. Watt signed a four-year, $112 million contract extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 9, 2021 with $80m guaranteed.

The deal made Watt the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL at the time and has an average annual value of $28,002,750.

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