J.J. watt

J.J. Watt invites Graham to Houston’s Minute Maid Park for an extensive interview and for an all access pass to his annual celebrity softball game. J.J. opens up about contemplating retirement after a major surgery in 2015, landing a $100 million contract and frequent reminders he was booed on draft day. The three-time AP Defensive Player of the Year also shares stories of his childhood dream to play in the NFL, forfeiting his athletic scholarship and difficulties dating due to fame.

J.J. Watt


J.J. Watt: Starting charity in college

J.J. Watt on creating the J.J. Watt Foundation as a junior at Wisconsin, including the foundation’s goal of creating sports opportunities for kids and schools in need

J.J. Watt on switching sports to raise millions

J.J. Watt discusses his J.J. Watt Charity Classic softball game and why it’s one of the best days of his life. Plus, Roger Clemens and Watt’s agent, Tom Condon, offer their thoughts on Watt from the game.

J.J. Watt: Practiced my autograph as kid

J.J. Watt discusses his early, lofty aspirations to play in the NFL, including his mindset to dream big and work hard, and why he can relax and have fun on NFL Sundays

J.J. Watt: I want to be best ever

J.J. Watt shares insight into his unstoppable drive to be the best version of himself, including studying successful standouts outside of sports and the intense discipline demanded to be great

J.J Watt: My football mind

J.J. Watt discusses the mental preparation leading up to Sunday games, recalls a time when football occupied all of his thoughts and why he takes a different approach now

J.J. Watt: Competing with my brothers

J.J. Watt discusses his childhood and growing up with two athletic, competitive brothers. Plus, smashing his dad’s high school shot put record after just eight weeks of training

J.J. Watt: Betting on myself in college

J.J. Watt discusses the difficulties he overcame finding the right college fit and why he had to treat every day like it was his Super Bowl just to make the team at the University of Wisconsin

J.J. Watt: My tearful last tackle at Wisconsin

J.J. Watt looks back on his emotional last home game as a Wisconsin Badger, the tears of joy from 80K fans chanting his name, plus a long embrace and powerful “thank you” to his mom at midfield

J.J. Watt: Phone video fuels me

J.J. Watt on why he keeps a video of Texans fans booing his NFL draft pick on both his phone and laptop, plus his initial hatred for the Texans defensive

J.J. Watt: OK Google, how do I spend $100 million?

J.J. Watt shares a story of trying to figure out what to do with his $100 million contract, the importance of saving and working with his mom to manage it all

J.J. Watt: I stopped giving Halloween candy

J.J. Watt explains the measures he has to take to maintain privacy and why his neighbors asked him to stop showering trick or treaters with candy

J.J. Watt: Whomever I date, people will rip her to shreds

J.J. Watt on what he’s looking for in a woman, remorse for missing out on friends’ special occasions and difficulties that come with combining dating and fame

J.J. Watt on meeting celeb crush Jennifer Aniston

J.J. Watt on trying to keep it together when meeting his celebrity crush, Jennifer Aniston

J.J. Watt: My diet

J.J. Watt shares some aspects of his daily diet, discusses taking his box jump to new heights and the family-like bond with his trainer of 10 years

J.J. Watt: I considered retiring this offseason

J.J. Watt and his dad, John, discuss the mental hurdles that came with a slower-than-expected rehab from offseason surgery and why he contemplated retirement.

J.J. Watt: My recipe for success

J.J. Watt offers advice to those searching for a path to fulfill their dreams, including his recommendations to embrace the “now” and to break down the day into 10-minute increments and analyze how much time was wasted

Arnold Schwarzenegger: J.J. Watt is next action hero

Arnold Schwarzenegger on how J.J. Watt is primed to star as an action hero, including his impressive physique and athleticism. Plus, Watt shares a bit on what it’s like to befriend Schwarzenegger.