Wisconsin has it’s own version of the Plumlees. Like how all Plumlee brothers go to Duke, if you’re a Watt, you’re headed to Madison.
According to his Facebook page, and confirmed by a tweet from big brother J.J. Watt, Pewaukee junior tight end/defensive end T.J. Watt (6-4, 198) will be the third member of his family to play football for the University of Wisconsin.
First you had the NFL first round draft choice who’s been an impact player for the Houston Texans. Next you had the middle brother Derek Watt, who’s a current Badger. Now you’ve got a third member of the family.
The younger brother of current Texans rookie J.J. and current Badger freshman Derek, T.J. was a WFCA All-Region choice last season. He had previously received scholarship offers from Minnesota and Northern Illinois.
Former Pewaukee head coach (and current Mukwonago coach) Clay Iverson called him the best tight end in the state last season. A versatile prospect who could wind up on either side of the ball in college, Watt received First Team All-Conference honors after catching 27 passes for 505 yards and 3 touchdowns as a junior.
Older brother J.J. was excited for the news, posting on Twitter: “All three Watt brothers are going to wear the Cardinal & White! So happy to have TJ join the Badger family! #OnWisconsin”
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