Originally written on State of the Texans  |  Last updated 10/14/14
Today Houston Texans defensive end, J.J. Watt was named by the Associated Press the 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. This is the first time a Texans player has received a major end of the year NFL award in franchise history.   DE @jjwatt has been named the 2012 AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year. 1st #Texans player to win the award — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 3, 2013   .@jjwatt showing off his @ap Defensive Player of the Year award twitter.com/TexansPR/statu… — Texans PR (@TexansPR) February 3, 2013   NFL DPOY @jjwatt in 2012: 20.5 sacks (led NFL), 16 PD (NFL record for DL), 39 TFL, 42 QB hits, 4 FF, 2 FR #Texans — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 3, 2013   “I can get a lot better. I’m only 23.” – JJ Watt — Eye on Football (@EyeOnNFL) February 3, 2013 They could have announce that the big homie @jjwatt was gonna win Defensive player of the year a month ago. #nobrainer Congrats my dude!! — Kareem Jackson (@ReemBoi25) February 3, 2013   Congrats to @jjwatt winning Defensive Player of the Year. Well Deserved Bro! — Duane Brown (@DuaneBrown76) February 3, 2013

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