Madison (WKOW) -- Former Badger player, J.J. Watt, has been named the AFC's Defensive Player of the Month for September.
According to the Houston Texans website, Watt was the first player with at least 1.5 sacks in each of the first four games
of the season since 1980. Watt led the NFL with 7.5 sacks in September, helping the Texans to a 4-0 record to start the seasons.
Watt, a second-year pro,is on pace for an NFL single-season record 30 sacks. And the former Wisconsin Badger is well on his way to beating the Texans'
single-season sack record of 14, set by Mario Williams in 2008.
Watt accounted for more than half of the Texans' 13 sacks in September. He helped the Texans rank first in the NFL in scoring defense.
Watt is also making his presence felt when he doesn't; get all the way to the quarterback. In week 1, he tipped two passes that were intercepted by his teammates and taken in for a touchdown.
He was the 11th overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft and earned All-Rookie honors last season, totaling 56 tackles, 5.5 sacks and four passes defensed.
Watt is only the third defensive player in Houston Texans history to win AFC Player of the Month honors.
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