Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has been named Defensive Player of the Year for the second time in his four-year career.
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt put on a season for the ages that may be enough for him to win the AP NFL MVP award, which has not been given to a defensive player since New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor won it in 1986.
He took home the second Defensive Player of the Year award of his career though.
Watt helped the Texans improve their record from 2-14 to 9-7 and nearly make the playoffs. He registered 20.5 sacks with 78 tackles and four forced fumbles.
He also made an impact on offense by catching three touchdown passes. Very few players have impacted a defensive unit in the way that Watt has, and the voters made this clear when they unanimously awarded him Defensive Player of the Year honors.
Pro Football Talk reported on Watt’s latest achievement on Twitter.
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— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 1, 2015