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T.J. Watt

LB

#90

Experience: 6 years

Height: 6-4

Age: 28

Weight: 252 lbs

College: Wisconsin

2022 SEASON

  • Solo
    11
  • SCK
    1.5
  • FF
    1
  • INT
    2
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Defense

YEARTEAMGTotalSoloASTSCKSFTYPDEFINTTDSYDSAVGLNG
2022Pittsburgh Steelers5181171.50420000
2021Pittsburgh Steelers1558421622.507
2020Pittsburgh Steelers15473710150710000
2019Pittsburgh Steelers1652322014.5082073.57
2018Pittsburgh Steelers166345181303
2017Pittsburgh Steelers1551381370710171717
TOTAL822892058473.50366024417

Fumbles

YEARTEAMGFUMLOSTFFOWN FROPP FRTD
2022Pittsburgh Steelers51
2021Pittsburgh Steelers1500530
2020Pittsburgh Steelers152
2019Pittsburgh Steelers1600840
2018Pittsburgh Steelers166
2017Pittsburgh Steelers151
TOTAL820023070

Biography

Pro Career

  • 2021 Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year
  • Four-time Pro Bowler (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Three-time Associated Press First Team All-Pro (2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Two-time Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) First Team All-NFL (2020, 2021)
  • 2021 PFWA Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2021 Sporting News Defensive Player of the Year
  • Led the NFL with 22.5 sacks (despite missing two full games and portions of four others), tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan (22.5 sacks in 2001) for the most in a season since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic
  • Fifth player to reach 22.0 sacks in a single season since 1982
  • Twelfth player (13th season) to reach 20.0 sacks in a single season since 1982
  • Second Pittsburgh player overall and the first since James Harrison in 2008 to receive the award, annually given to the League's top defensive player
  • First linebacker to win the award since Baltimore's Terrell Suggs in 2011 and the ninth overall linebacker presented the PFWA Defensive Player of the Year honor
  • Three-time Pittsburgh Steelers MVP (2019, 2020, 2021)
  • First player in franchise history to earn Steelers' Most Valuable Player in three consecutive seasons
  • Two-time Deacon Jones Award winner (2020, 2021)
  • Two-time The Committee of 101 AFC Defensive Player of the Year (2020, 2021)
  • Joined Hall of Famer Joe Greene as the only two Steelers to win the award more than once (Greene won the award in 1972 and 1974)
  • Joined Reggie White (1987-88) and Mark Gastineau (1983-84) as the only players to lead the NFL in sacks in back-to-back seasons
  • Second player since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic, to record at least 13 in four consecutive seasons, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer Reggie White, who did it twice (1985-88 and 1990-93)
  • Third player in NFL history with at least 14.5 sacks in three consecutive seasons, joining Jared Allen (2007-09) and Reggie White (1986-88).
  • Joined Reggie White (four) as the only players to record at least 13 sacks in four of their first five seasonssince 1982, when the individual sack became an official NFL statistic (he recorded 13 sacks in 2018, 14.5 sacks in 2019, 15.0 sacks in 2020 and 22.5 sacks in 2021)
  • Third player since 1982 to record at least 70 sacks over his first five seasons, joining Reggie White (81) and J.J. Watt (74.5)
  • His 72.0 career sacks are the fourth-most in franchise history, behind L.C. Greenwood (73.5), Jason Gildon (77.0) and James Harrison (80.5)
  • Has registered at least 13.0 sacks in four of his five seasons in the NFL, which is already tied for the fourth-most 13.0 or more sack seasons in League history
  • Only active player in the NFL with at least 13.0 sacks in each of the last four seasons
  • First player in franchise history with 14.0 or more sacks in multiple seasons
  • Has played in 77 games (77 starts) over his five-year NFL career (all with the Steelers)
  • Registered 292 tackles, (215 solo), 150 quarterback hits, 80 tackles for loss, 72.0 sacks, 32 passes defensed, 22 forced fumbles, four interceptions and seven fumble recoveries
  • Has averaged 0.94 sacks/game since entering the League back in 2017, which is the best in NFL history (min. 70 games started)
  • His 72.0 sacks since entering the NFL in 2017 are the most in the League over the span
  • His 150 QB hits since entering the NFL in 2017 are the most in the League over the span
  • His 80 tackles for loss since entering the NFL in 2017 are the second-most in the League over the span
  • Leads the NFL in forced fumbles (22) since entering the NFL in 2017
  • Reached 70+ sacks in his 76th career game, which is the third-fewest games to that total since 1982
  • Reached 60+ sacks in his 69th career game, which is the fourth-fewest games to that total since 1982
  • Reached 50+ sacks in his 63rd career game, which is the 10th-fewest games to that total since 1982
  • 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 (Weeks 1 and 5 of 2018; Week 2 of 2020; Weeks 6, 13 and 17 of 2021)
  • Recorded at least 1.5 sacks in 20 career games
  • Registered at least 2.0 sacks in 16 career games
  • Registered at least 3.0 sacks in five career games
  • Has sacked 33 different quarterbacks in his career, including 19 more than once
  • Has recorded 50.0 sacks in 40 career games at Acrisure Stadium, including at least half a sack in 27 of the last 30 home games, and no player (Derrick Thomas had 46.5) has registered more sacks over the first 40 career home games in NFL history
  • Made NFL debut in Week 1 of 2017 (at Cleveland)
  • Made NFL starting debut in Week 1 of 2017 (at Cleveland)
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