Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt reached 20 sacks on Sunday (Dec. 28) to become the first player in NFL history with 20 or more sacks in two different seasons.
The 25-year-old recorded three sacks during the team’s 23-17 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, finishing with 20.5 sacks — the same number he had in 2012 when he was named NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year.
Watt entered the game as the Texans’ all-time sack leader with 54 career sacks. He has scored two defensive touchdowns and caught three touchdown passes this season, making him the first player in NFL history with a pick-six, a fumble return for a touchdown and three touchdown catches in a single season.
He also entered the game leading the NFL in quarterback hurries and hits with 47 (finishing with 50), tackles for loss with 25 and fumble recoveries with five.