J J Watt Dad And Mom Raised Three Athletic Kids
J J Watt father John and mother Connie Watt raised three successful athletic kids.
John and Connie come from the hometown of Pewaukee in the northern state of Wisconsin.
John Watt Was A Firefighter
John Watt used to be a firefighter paramedic working on 24 hours shifts some days for the Pewaukee Fire Department.
Watt worked in the Fire Department for 28 years.
Working on 24 hours shift would allow John to take extended days off, and he liked to spend the off time with his lovely wife and three children.
J J's father also acted as a football coach for him and his two younger brothers. John coached J J from his 5th grade until he reached high school.
Spending a day as a firefighter gave J J a perspective on how hard his father used to work, making J J respect his dad even more, as reported by Bleacher Report.
Watt also was a hockey player, which influenced his sons to play Hockey in their childhood.
J J Mother Connie Watt
Connie Watt gave birth to her first child J J when she was just 20 years old.
Connie used to work as the vice president of a building operations company in her kid's youth.
However, nowadays, Connie runs and operates the J J Watt foundation. J J's mother has always been a supportive figure for all three of her kids. During her kid's childhood, when they played hockey, she devoted most of her time to their practices.
After she gave birth to her third child, T J Watt, the family went directly to a hockey game as J J was playing.
During his rookie season, J J Watt's youngest brother T J said that his mother is no less than a superwoman, as per the Steelers.
J J had a long-time dream of gifting his mom a significant present, and in 2014, he made a flashy purchase to buy his mother a new car on her birthday.
I've wanted to be able to do this my whole life. For all you've worked & sacrificed, you deserve it. Happy B-Day Mom! pic.twitter.com/oP1AWQwGwu— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) October 1, 2014
In an interview with Today, Connie expressed how proud she is of her three boys when discussing raising three professional NFL players.
John and Connie were proud attendees when their eldest son J J received the Walter Payton Man of the year award for helping the needy during the Hurricane in Houston.