Know About T. J. Watt; NFL, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Contract, Stats, Salary

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Published Date: 01 Oct, 2019 Updated date: 01 Oct, 2019

Growing up in a sports family, T. J. Watt can be expected as a reliable fantasy starter for the rest of the season. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebacker is set to be the #24 LB for the remaining 2019 season so far.

T. J. Watt is an American football outside linebacker, who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Wisconsin for two seasons.

T. J. Watt Bio; Parents, Education, Height, Weight

Trent Jordan Watt was born on 11 October 1994 to parents John Watt and Connie Watt. He has two brothers; J.J. Watt and Derek Watt, who both are NFL players.

Watt pursued his education at Pewaukee High School at his hometown, Pewaukee, Wisconsin. After, he went to the University of Wisconsin to begin his college football career. He stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 meters) and weighs 252 lbs (114 kg).

His Career; College, NFL, Stats

Trent started to play college football in 2015, after recovering from injury. In his final season in 2016, he recorded 59 total tackles and 11.5 sacks. For his performance, he received the first-team All-American honors by Sports Illustrated and second-team honors by The Associated Press during the 2016 season.

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T. J. Watt’s NFL career stats for the Pittsburgh Steelers (Picture: NFL)

Watt was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round (30th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. He made his NFL debut in the Steelers’ season-opener against the Cleveland Browns on 10 September 2017.

Contract & Salary

On 14 June 2017, Trent penned a four-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, worth $9,258,568. It includes a $4,873,504 signing bonus, $9,258,568 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,314,642.

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He will earn a base salary of $1,306,688 while carrying a cap hit of $2,525,064 and a dead cap value of $5,470,972 in 2019.

Who Is T. J. Watt’s Girlfriend?

The 24-year-old is enjoying romance with girlfriend Dani Rhodes. Dani is a soccer player, who is a two-time Wisconsin Gatorade Player of The Year.

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T. J. Watt and his girlfriend celebrate three years of togetherness in September 2019 (Picture: T.J.’s Instagram)

The couple has been dating for more than two years. They recently celebrated three years of togetherness on 30 September 2019. Trent and Dani often post pictures of relishing their romantic moments together on their respective social sites.

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Some Interesting Facts About T. J. Watt

  • In 2018, Watt received an overall grade of 75.8 from Pro Football Focus, ranking him as the 24th highest grade among all qualifying edge defenders.
  • His brothers J. J. plays for the Houston Texans and Derek plays for the Los Angeles Chargers.
  • His father worked as a firefighter for over 25 years and his mother is one of the founders and Vice President of the Justin J. Watt Foundation.
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