Top 100 J. J. Watt Quotes

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Justin James Watt is the full name of one of the American football defensive end renowned by his short name, J. J. Watt. He was born on March 22, 1989, and played for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). For his college football, he played at Wisconsin and was drafted by the Texans in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Talking about his awards and achievements, he has gained the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award three times. In 2017, Sports mentioned him as its Sportsperson of the Year. If you are a real fan of  J. J. Watt, visit his top 100 quotes below.

“What I remember most about high school are the memories I created with my friends.”― J. J. Watt

“A reputation takes years and years and years to build, and it takes one press of a button to ruin it. Don’t let that happen to you. You’ve done so much work; you’ve put in so much effort. Don’t let one moment ruin your entire life because you wanted to be funny or you were mad or because you had a mood.”― J. J. Watt

“If you want to be remembered as great, if you want to be a legend, you have to go out there every single day and do stuff.”― J. J. Watt

“My whole life, I’ve been trying to make people proud.”― J. J. Watt

“I obviously would love to have a girlfriend, but a girlfriend deserves so much of your time and energy. And she deserves to be treated like a princess because that’s how you should treat your girls. And if I can’t give them that time and that devotion because of my dedication to football, then I don’t feel like I should almost waste their time.”― J. J. Watt

Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts
Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts

“Since my sophomore year in high school, I knew I didn’t want to do anything but be a professional athlete. I knew when I got to college there was no way anybody was going to stop me from being an NFL player.”― J. J. Watt

“If you don’t have that vision for the end goal, you have no clue where you’re going, and you’re going to work very hard to go nowhere.”― J. J. Watt

“I will always do what I can to help others, but when I retire, I want to be a dad and a husband. I want a house and a dog in the yard. I want to have barbecues.”― J. J. Watt

“If you’re going to nap, make sure you have a proper chunk of time blocked out. I’m not one of these guys that does the 15-20 minute nap. I don’t play those games. I’m, like, an hour minimum. I’m not gonna lay down unless I know I have at least an hour.”― J. J. Watt

“There’s no greater feeling in the world than when you can put a smile on somebody’s face just by walking into a room. It’s unbelievable. And if I have that power, who am I to waste it, you know?”― J. J. Watt

“I never want to let a day go by without having done something to get a little better.”― J. J. Watt

“I want to go out and chase greatness. That’s all I want to do.”― J. J. Watt

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“My goal is I want to create the 20-20-20 club: 20 sacks, 20 tackles for loss, 20 batted balls.”― J. J. Watt   

“In the off-season, I train twice a day, five times a week with my trainer. Then, there’s always massages and neuromuscular therapy worked in there as well on different days.”― J. J. Watt

“Houston is kind of a melting pot. There are many different cultures and ethnicities represented out there, even on my team. It’s really cool: you’ll see so many different things.”― J. J. Watt

“My family is a middle-class family. When I grew up and learned how much it actually cost for us to play hockey, I could not believe that my parents let us play as long as they did.”― J. J. Watt

“I’ll fight a bear, but I don’t like spiders. I’m not a fan of those.”― J. J. Watt

“You have to find the right situation, and you have to be in that right mindset where you can give everything you have to that. Because whatever I do, I want to be the best at. I want to be the best husband. I want to be the best father.”― J. J. Watt

“I want to coach high school football, and that’s always what I’ve wanted to do.”― J. J. Watt

“I’m not strict on my calorie count; I just pay attention to my body.”― J. J. Watt

“There are games where I go a whole game without saying a word. There are games where I’m talking the whole game. It really depends on the mood and vibe that I’m in that day.”― J. J. Watt

“I respect every guy that has walked away. I think every single guy in this league makes his own decision, and that’s perfectly fine. The reason I respect that and the reason I think every guy has his own way of dealing with things is because, in my personal opinion, I know what I’m getting into.”― J. J. Watt

“I actually have no style whatsoever. I’m the worst. I have people I talk to, and I say, ‘Please tell me how to dress because I don’t know what I’m doing.’ The biggest thing for me is my mom. I’m like, ‘Mom, do I look good?’ If she says yes, I’m good to go.”― J. J. Watt

“When it comes down to that moment, when it’s me against you, you know in your head whether you worked hard enough. You can try to lie to yourself. You can try to tell yourself that you put in the time. But you know – and so do I.”― J. J. Watt

“It’s hard to understand the life that I live and rationalize some of the things that I do. I don’t need someone questioning every move that I make, asking me why I don’t just relax. When there’s no one asking me those types of questions… to me, it’s peaceful.”― J. J. Watt

“The way I look at it is that somebody in the world, no matter what your field is – teacher, violinist, football player – has to be the best. Why not me?”― J. J. Watt

“A sack is way better than any nightclub. A touchdown is way better than any bar experience I’ve ever had.”― J. J. Watt

“No doubt about it. For every player. Thursday nights are very tough for us because it is a short turnaround.”― J. J. Watt

“It’s a very violent game, and bodies take a beating, so you want to make sure you do everything you can to get your body back. It’s just something you have to do.”― J. J. Watt

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“I was impressionable at that age, and my high school coach did such an unbelievable job helping me, so I want to do that for other kids.”― J. J. Watt    

“My dad’s a firefighter, so I know what it’s like for policemen and firefighters to be on their own on Christmas Day.”― J. J. Watt

“My mom taught me from a young age to give back and volunteer any chance you get. It was something that I knew, if I made the NFL, I would financially have the ability to do.”― J. J. Watt

“I’m a kid who grew up working hard.”― J. J. Watt

“Teams are always hitting me in the gut, trying to grab me when I jump and stuff like that. But I expect it.”― J. J. Watt

“You don’t know who wants you for you, who wants you for the money, who wants you for the fame. You have no idea. And how would you know? There’s no way.”― J. J. Watt

“If you’re thinking like that – ‘Does this person want me for me?’ – then you’re gonna have a hell of a hard time falling in love, ’cause you’re constantly thinking about what they look like on paper.”― J. J. Watt

“It may not matter to anybody now, but when you go out there and perform on the field, that’s what matters.”― J. J. Watt

“I think there are definitely some people that would say I’m crazy.”― J. J. Watt

“I feel like, growing up, I watched football, obviously, and you see great players, and as a fan, you want to watch the best you can possibly watch, and you want to see what’s capable of being made.”― J. J. Watt

J. J. Watt with his precious award
J. J. Watt with his precious award

“It sounds weird when you complain about having to eat so much, but it’s like a job.”― J. J. Watt

“I eat two breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners throughout the day. It’s always eating.”― J. J. Watt

“Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about nutrition and about myself, so it’s a lot more based on feel. I stopped putting a number on it because people were analyzing it too much.”― J. J. Watt

“I’m sure I frustrate the trainers – in fact, I know I frustrate the trainers to no end. But I think there’s a very fine line. I listen to their advice. I take their medical expertise very seriously. But then I also, the reason I am where I am, the reason I play the way I play, is because I push beyond normal.”― J. J. Watt

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“I have no idea when it’s going to be, when I’ll retire.”― J. J. Watt

“I’m going to continue to work to be the best player in the world, and whenever that doesn’t sound fun to me anymore, that’s when it’s over.”― J. J. Watt

“I know that I’m going out there, and I know that I am going to get hit in the head. I know that’s part of football. That’s like a firefighter knowing he is going to go into a fire at some point. You know you are going to be put in danger’s way, and you accept that risk, and you do it.”― J. J. Watt

“You can find just about everything on my iPod from Eminem to Zac Brown to Justin Timberlake to One Direction. Everything is on there.”― J. J. Watt

“I’m honestly all over the board. I think if I had to pick one, I’d probably say it’s country first, but I listen to literally everything: country, pop, rock, rap.”― J. J. Watt

“I have three Defensive Players of the Year. Only one other player has done that. But being a defensive lineman, it’s hard to control the game.”― J. J. Watt

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“I live with the fact that while I am playing, I am going to give everything I have, and I will live with those consequences.”― J. J. Watt    

“Part of me wants nothing to do with any Hollywood. But another part of me wants to go there. I feel like I could be successful at it.”― J. J. Watt

“I know I’m going to be remembered for football. That’s why I work so hard at it.”― J. J. Watt

“Everybody has a job to do, and you just know that every day you have to do what it takes to get there. Of course, everybody has those days where you don’t feel like doing it. I’m just like anybody else in that respect. But there’s a difference between not feeling like doing it and not doing it period.”― J. J. Watt

“As long as I’ve known music, Bose has been the company to listen to. They’re a lot of fun to work with, but also being able to associate yourself with such a high-quality product is great.”― J. J. Watt

“When budget cuts happen – which has been happening a lot in this country – after-school athletics and after-school music are some of the first things to go.”― J. J. Watt

“Trust me, I would love to have a wife and kids. I would very much enjoy that. But I also know that you have to be in the right place to do that.”― J. J. Watt

“When I picture myself after football, it’s down home, coaching high school football, just a relaxing, normal life.”― J. J. Watt

“A quarterback is always going to be the most valuable player on a football field because he touches the ball every single offensive play.”― J. J. Watt

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“I get a lot of letters that say, ‘I’m a normal, down-to-earth girl. I love to cook, and I love sports.’ What I also get are letters from a whole bunch of moms saying, ‘My daughter is awesome,’ and, ‘My daughter is a great daughter.’”― J. J. Watt

“I’m always trying to learn and grow, so my diet has, over the years, evolved.”― J. J. Watt

“I’m a Wisconsin kid, so I like brats and burgers and stuff like that. Cheese curds.”― J. J. Watt

“I just go out there every game and try to be the best I can be for our team.”― J. J. Watt

“Read each tweet about 95 times before you send it. Look at every Instagram post about 95 times before you send it.”― J. J. Watt

“Every year, I take 10 of my best friends from high school on a trip. That’s kind of my way for saying thanks to them for being so loyal, for keeping me honest, and for just being great friends throughout this craziness.”― J. J. Watt

“I love brunch. Brunch is my favorite meal.”― J. J. Watt

“My cheat meals aren’t even that exciting.”― J. J. Watt

“It’s literally, if I’m not working out, I eat the whole time I’m not working out. It’s exhausting. You have to force-feed. You have to force yourself to eat food.”― J. J. Watt

“There’s plenty of days when I don’t want to eat chicken breast and broccoli and rice, but I know what I have to do, and I know the sacrifice I have to make.”― J. J. Watt

“I Googled ‘What do rich people buy?’ Because I don’t feel like a rich person, and I don’t really try to act like a rich person, so I don’t know what they buy. I didn’t really like the stuff I saw, so I’m gonna stick with my humble lifestyle and just keep working out.”― J. J. Watt

“People play with pain all the time.”― J. J. Watt

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“If there’s ever any point in my life where I could meet Jennifer Aniston, I think that’d be pretty incredible!”― J. J. Watt    

“My schedule is so crazy.”― J. J. Watt

“I want a girl who’s passionate, driven – a girl who believes in herself.”― J. J. Watt

“Basically, I want that relationship where we have that love. I love her so much, and she loves me so much that it’s just – you want that relationship where you look into the girl’s eyes, and you know that she’s everything you’ve ever wanted. When I find that, I’m going to get it!”― J. J. Watt

“Each year, I write out a goal sheet with what I expect. If I showed anybody else my goal sheet, they would have said I was crazy.”― J. J. Watt

J. J. Watt with his family
J. J. Watt with his family

“I want to be the defensive player to break the MVP barrier. I want to break barriers. I want to do things when people tell me I can’t.”― J. J. Watt

“I’m not ashamed of it, but people would think I’m ashamed of Bieber. I got Bieber on my iPod.”― J. J. Watt

“I ate a whole 20-inch pizza by myself one time.”― J. J. Watt

“I don’t get bothered by fans.”― J. J. Watt

“Obviously, you get to do a lot of great things and cool opportunities at the Super Bowl. But at the end of the day, we all want to be here as a player. That’s the goal, and that’s why I work so dang hard.”― J. J. Watt

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“Growing up, you’d see Michael Jordan on everything from Gatorade to shoes – everything. Obviously, that’s something pretty cool for an athlete to aspire to.”― J. J. Watt

“The one thing I know is, if I play good ball, things have tended to come along with it. Everything that I’ve ever done in my career has come off of playing good football. And so I realize I need to go out there, and I need to take care of my business; then everything else – all these cool, great things – come along with it.”― J. J. Watt

“If you’re an outsider looking into my life, you’re thinking, ‘That dude is crazy. He’s literally crazy.’”― J. J. Watt

“I grew up in Wisconsin loving hockey. I mean, I started when I was three years old on skates.”― J. J. Watt

“Hockey, honestly, was my first love. The excitement, the fast pace, the intensity of the game… I still love it to this day.”― J. J. Watt

“I love the Stanley Cup playoffs.”― J. J. Watt

“I know that I have probably an eight- to 10-year window in this league, and if I want to be what I say I want to be, then I have to commit myself 100 percent.”― J. J. Watt

“I definitely care about what I look like, certainly when I am going out in public, doing an appearance or something, but when I’m home, I’m all sweatpants, all the time.”― J. J. Watt

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“In Wisconsin, style-wise, it was all about bundling up, maybe wearing a hat and forgetting about your hair.”― J. J. Watt     

“People like to see a guy being built up; they like to see a guy go from the bottom to the top, but then once you’re on the top for a little bit, people wait to see you fail, and they want you to fail, so they find flaws and they find reasons, whether it’s being too nice or trying to make you out to be fake – that’s what they do.”― J. J. Watt

“There’s gonna be people that don’t like you, regardless. But I take on the mentality of, ‘Look, I’m gonna do whatever I want to do. If people don’t like, they don’t like it.’”― J. J. Watt

“My dad was a firefighter for almost 30 years. My mom worked her way up from a secretary to vice president of her own company. They taught me to work hard for everything and take nothing for granted. That’s how I play.”― J. J. Watt

“I don’t want to play forever. I want to give everything I can now and then walk away knowing I gave everything. The example I think of is Barry Sanders. He was such a great player, and he left when he was still on top. I want that to be me.”― J. J. Watt

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“One of the things I have to do, and I’m working on it, is making sure I enjoy the ride along the way. I have to remind myself, ‘Take a look around, look at things, and enjoy it.’”― J. J. Watt

“When you’re in the National Football League, and you get this window where all eyes are on you, you can use that. You can use that platform for good.”― J. J. Watt

“Football has been everything to me since I was 10 years old.”― J. J. Watt

“It’s pretty neat to be able to help the team in different ways.”― J. J. Watt

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“I live for Sundays. I live for Mondays. I live for Thursdays.”― J. J. Watt    

“People always ask, ‘Man, why don’t you come out and enjoy it? Why don’t you celebrate? Why don’t you have any fun?’ My fun is Sundays. Anybody can go to the club. You don’t have to be good at going to the club to go to the club. You have to be good to be playing on Sundays, and to me, that’s what’s cool.”― J. J. Watt

“My parents would definitely be my childhood heroes.”― J. J. Watt

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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