Justin James “J. J.” Watt is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Texans with the 11th pick in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft and played college football at Wisconsin. Inspirational J. J. Watt quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.
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Most Famous J. J. Watt Quotes
What I remember most about high school are the memories I created with my friends J. J. Watt
When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you.
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
Success isn’t owned, it’s leased. And rent is due every day.
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
When you don’t give up, you cannot fail.
My whole life, I’ve been trying to make people proud. J. J. Watt
Every experience, good or bad, you have to learn from.
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
Do you know what my favorite part about the game is? The opportunity to play.
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
As long as I have my legs and commitment to the team, then I’ll keep playing.
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
Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I will accomplish what others can’t.
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
It’s ridiculous for a country to get all worked up about a game except the Super Bowl, of course. Now that’s important.
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
I’m just here so I won’t get fined.
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
Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.
I never want to let a day go by without having done something to get a little better. J. J. Watt
The best thing you can say about any coach is his players play hard for him.
I want to go out and chase greatness. That’s all I want to do. J. J. Watt
No one has ever drowned in sweat.
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 day. J. J. Watt
Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing.
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
Fame is fleeting. That stuff comes and goes. You know, as soon as I play poorly, you won’t be doing this interview, you’ll be interviewing the next guy.
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
The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.
I’ll fight a bear, but I don’t like spiders. I’m not a fan of those. J. J. Watt
You want to be the best at work in order to go out and celebrate.
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’m a pretty good winner. I’m a terrible loser. And I rub it in pretty good when I win.
I want to coach high school football, and that’s always what I’ve wanted to do. J. J. Watt
I don’t think it’s about who you play, I think it’s about who you are.
I’m not strict on my calorie count; I just pay attention to my body. J. J. Watt
You got to be a champion on the inside.
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
Make sure when anyone tackles you, he remembers how much it hurts.
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
Great football coaches have the vision to see, the faith to believe, the courage to do and 25 great players.
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
Don’t worry about it. It’s just a bunch of guys with an odd-shaped ball.
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
Football is a game of errors. The team that makes the fewest errors in a game usually wins.
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
Talent sets the floor. Character sets the ceiling.
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
The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary.
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