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NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Houston end J.J. Watt has won The Associated Press 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, missing a perfect ballot by one vote.
The NFL's sacks leader with 20 1-2 and a pass-blocking fiend, Watt earned 49 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. Denver linebacker Von Miller received the other vote.
Watt, a versatile second-year player with a tremendous burst off the line, also forced four fumbles and recovered two in helping the Texans to their second straight AFC South title. With his long wingspan, he blocked a stunning 16 passes.
Watt is the first Texans player to win the award. Last year, Miller ran away with the top defensive rookie award while Watt was not in contention.
He accepted his award Saturday night at the "2nd Annual NFL Honors" awards show on CBS saluting the NFL's best players, performances and plays from the 2012 season.
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The Super Bowl is upon us, and like me many Texans fans believed at the start of the season that our Houston Texans had a great chance at being here in this game. Now that they’re not and we are on the outside looking in, it’s a good time to look at what we have to look forward too next season. DE JJ Watt was elected the NFL Defensive Player of the Year yesterday, the first...
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...
The video above surfaced on the internet and Houston Texans defensive end J.J . Watt wanted to make sure he met this little girl who loves him so much and make her happy.
Does anyone happen to know this cute little girl? We have to find her and turn those tears into a smile.m.youtube.com/watch?v=938Scd…
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 28, 2013
Watt was able to find the girl and...
New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has been honored as the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year Saturday, as voted by the Associated Press.Watt is the first Texans player to get a league-wide honor. Additionally, he's the first defensive lineman to capture the award since Miami's Jason Taylor won it in 2006.Watt led the NFL with 20...
For most of the last year, 6-year-old Breanna Bartay has been drawing pictures of a football player and writing "I love PP" on them.
Breanna's 9s look like Ps, and her favorite player is No. 99 for the Houston Texans, J.J. Watt. And, sure, a lot of people love "PP" around Houston, but for Breanna it wasn't so much that she loved the way Watt played ...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Second-year Houston Texans end J.J. Watt, a former Wisconsin Badger, has won The Associated Press 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, missing a perfect ballot by one vote.
The NFL's sacks leader with 20 12 and a pass-blocking fiend, Watt earned 49 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. Denver linebacker...
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was honored as the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year on Saturday.Fantasy Spin:This one was a no-brainer. Watt led the league with 20.5 sacks while also recording 81 tackles and four forced fumbles. His combination of size, speed and anticipation make him a nightmare for opposing QBs. Don't be surprised if Watt wins this award again next season.
NEW ORLEANS - Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt was named the 2012 Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year. The second-year player led the league with 20.5 sacks despite primarily rushing from the tackle position. Watt also racked up an NFL-record 16 tipped passes. Watt has 26 sacks, 20 passes defensed and four forced fumbles through his first two seasons.
Minnesota Vikings running backs Adrian Peterson was not only named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player for 2012, but he also won the AP Offensive Player of the Year award. He rushed for over 2,000 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was named the AP Defensive Player of the Year.
Watt racked up 81 tackles, 20.5 sacks and 4 forced fumbles.
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The battle for NFL Most Valuable Player was expected to be a tight race, as Adrian Peterson and Peyton Manning both made strong cases for their candidacy.
But in the end, it was the Vikings tailback who ran away with it, taking home both MVP and Offensive Player of the Year honors from the Associated Press.
Peterson not only recorded one of the most statistically impressive seasons...