It’s official, T.J. Watt is officially the 2021 Defensive Player of the Year in the NFL! After finishing as a runner-up in 2020, Watt took home the top honor Thursday evening.

During the 2021 season, Watt set the Pittsburgh Steelers single-season record and tied the NFL’s single-season record with 22.5 sacks. Making that more impressive, Watt appeared in just 15 games and added 21 TFL, 39 QB hits, 7 passes deflected, and 5 forced fumbles.

To make the moment all the more special, Watt’s award was presented by older brother and 3-time AP DPOY winner J.J. Watt. The two shared a special embrace as J.J. welcomed T.J. to the podium.

After signing a new contract with the Steelers this offseason, Watt made good on his end by turning in a dynamic season for Pittsburgh’s defense. Though the team ultimately fell short in an ugly playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Watt remains a game-changer for the Steelers and is more than deserving of the DPOY Award.