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Watt a Household Name With Badgers

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Playing football at Wisconsin has become a family business for the Watt household with junior linebacker T.J. being the third of three Watt brothers to suit up for the Badgers in the last eight years.

"I'm just trying to come out here each day and prove to my teammates that I belong here and that I can contribute." Said T.J. Watt.

Before T.J. was his oldest brother J.J. who has found a home in the NFL as a three time Defensive Player of the Year,with the Houston Texans.

Next is full back Derek Watt who is preparing for his rookie season with San Diego. Leaving junior T.J. as the final Watt and still a Badger looking to make an impact this season.

" A lot of aggression, a lot of wreaking havoc against other opponents. Trying to get to the ball and help make plays on the back end with a rush up front." Said T.J.

T.J. was originally recruited as a tight end, but made the switch to defense last summer,
and has his work cut out for him trying to replace Joe Schobert who went in the fourth round of last year's NFL draft.

"It feels great, having a whole off season under my belt, being 100-percent healthy." Said Watt."Coming out here having a full spring, a full summer and working on my position of outside linebacker. It gives me a lot of confidence coming out here."

Watt will join a defense corp.that starts the season off with a bang, up against a top ranked LSU offense on September 3 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

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