Watt Watch: It's a Fumble Recovery Against Colts
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt grew up in Waukesha County.
Pewaukee High School graduate and former Wisconsin Badger J.J. Watt was credited with a fumble recovery in Sunday’s Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts game. The Texans won 34 to 7.
“It felt good,” Watt said in an article on the Houston Texans’ website. “It was a big momentum change deep in their territory and you give our guys the ball and they’re going to score. It was good to give them that opportunity.”
Even the Indianapolis sports writers took notice of Watt’s and the Texans’ performance. Phil Richards of the Indianapolis Star had this to say about Watt:
Defensive end J.J. Watt, the 11th overall pick this year, looks like a future star.
The Houston Texans also posted additional part of the post-game interview with Watt on its website:
(on the game) “Obviously, there’s a lot of things we need to correct, but any time you can do that against a good offensively team like the Colts, it’s a fun day for our defense.”
(on the defense looking hungry on every play) “We are. That’s what we want to do. We want to come out here with that passion, that fire and we just want to play ball. That’s kind of what we did today, just play our game and have fun with it.”
The Houston Texans will play its next game against the Miami Dolphins at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18.
Watt is the son of a lieutenant with the Waukesha Fire Department.