T.J. Watt

LB

#90

Experience: 5 years

Height: 6-4

Age: 27

Weight: 252 lbs

College: Wisconsin

2021 SEASON

  • Solo
    14
  • SCK
    7
  • FF
    3
  • INT
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Recent Games

WK OPP RESULT Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
6 Seahawks W 23 - 20 5 4 1 2 3 1
5 Broncos W 27 - 19 2 2 0 0 0 0
4 @Packers L 17 - 27 4 3 1 2 0 0 1
3 Bengals L 10 - 24
2 Raiders L 17 - 26 4 3 1 1 0 1
1 @Bills W 23 - 16 2 2 0 2 0 1

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASON TEAM G GS Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2017 Pittsburgh Steelers 15 15 52 38 14 7 7 1 17 17 17 0 1
2018 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 16 63 45 18 13 3 6
2019 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 16 52 32 20 14.5 8 2 7 3.5 7 0 8 4
2020 Pittsburgh Steelers 15 15 47 37 10 15 7 1 0 0 0 0 2
2021 Pittsburgh Steelers 5 5 17 14 3 7 3 3 1
TOTAL 67 67 231 166 65 56.5 0 28 4 24 6 17 0 20 5

Biography

PRO CAREER

  • Three-time Pro Bowler (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Two-time Associated Press First Team All-Pro (2019, 2020)
  • Two-time Pittsburgh Steelers MVP (2019, 2020)
  • First defensive player to earn Steelers' Most Valuable Player in back-to-back years (2019, 2020) since James Harrison (2007-08)
  • 2020 AFC Defensive Player of the Year (The Committee of 101)
  • Joined Pro Football Hall of Famers Reggie White (four) and Derrick Thomas (three) as the only players to record at least 13 sacks in three of their first four seasons since 1982, when the individual sack became an official NFL statistic
  • Only active player in the NFL with at least 13.0 sacks in each of the last three seasons
  • Played in 62 games (62 starts) over his four-year NFL career
  • Registered 230 tackles, 111 quarterback hits, 59 tackles for loss, 49.5 sacks, 25 passes defensed, 17 forced fumbles, four interceptions and four fumble recoveries
  • Leads the NFL in forced fumbles (17) since entering the NFL in 2017
  • His 49.5 sacks over his first four seasons in the NFL are the most by a Steelers player and sixth-most by any player in their first four seasons in the League
  • His 49.5 sacks rank 10th in franchise history
  • His 49.5 sacks rank third among all defensive players and first among linebackers since entering the NFL in 2017
  • His 49.5 sacks rank ninth by any player over their first 62 career NFL games (since sacks became official in 1982)
  • His 49.5 career sacks are the most by a linebacker over his first 62 career regular-season games since Kansas City's Justin Houston (51.5, 2011-14)
  • His 49.5 career sacks rank fourth by a linebacker over his first 62 career regular-season games (since sack became official in 1982)
  • Registered his 30th career sack in his 41st career game, which was the fastest to 30 career sacks in franchise history and 13th-fastest in NFL history
  • Collected 34.5 sacks over his first three seasons in the NFL, which is the most by a Steelers player in their first three seasons in the League
  • Recorded 20.0 quarterback sacks over his first two seasons in the NFL
  • Ninth linebacker with at least 20.0 sacks in a player's first two seasons (since sacks became official in 1982)
  • Associated Press Second Team All-Pro (2020)
  • AFC Defensive Player of the Month (November 2019)
  • Sporting News All-Pro, PFWA All-NFL Team and PFWA All-AFC Team (2019)
  • AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 1 of 2018)
  • AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 5 of 2018)
  • First Steelers player with back-to-back seasons of at least 10 sacks since James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley (2008-10)
  • Only player in franchise history with 13.0 sacks or more in multiple seasons
  • Recorded at least 1.5 sacks in 12 career games
  • Registered at least 2.0 sacks in 10 career games
  • Recorded 34.0 sacks in first 32 career games at Heinz Field
  • Only one player in NFL history has registered more sacks over their first 32 career home games
  • Leads the NFL since 2019 in the following categories, quarterback hits (77), forced fumbles (tied, 10), sacks (29.5) and tackles for loss (36)
  • His 17 combined interceptions (three), forced fumbles (10) and fumble recoveries (four) rank tied for first in the NFL since 2019
  • First player in franchise history with 14.0 or more sacks in multiple seasons
  • Fourteenth player in NFL history with at least 14.5 sacks in back-to-back seasons, and just the sixth since 1993
  • Only player in franchise history with 13.0 sacks or more in multiple seasons
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