Former Wisconsin star named AFC Defensive Player of the Week
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker and former Wisconsin star T.J. Watt has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week following a tremendous performance in Week 1.
Watt recorded 11 tackles, four sacks and a blocked field goal in the Steelers’ season-opening game against the Browns on Sunday, which resulted in a 21-21 tie.
T.J. Watt has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
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Watt missed the entire preseason with a hamstring injury, but looked as good as ever in Sunday’s matchup. The four sacks were a single-game career high for the linebacker.
He’s in just his second season in the NFL.
As a rookie last fall, Watt recorded 54 tackles, seven sacks and an interception for the Steelers in 15 games. He was named to the Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie team for his efforts last season.
Watt was selected by the Steelers in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He was selected 30th overall.