HOUSTON — It was another milestone in the sure-fire Hall of Fame career of J.J. Watt. In the fourth quarter of the Texans' game against Jacksonville Sunday, Houston's star defensive lineman recorded his 100th career sack, becoming only the 35th player in league history to reach that mark.
Watt took down Jags' quarterback Jake Luton for the milestone sack in Houston's 27-25 win over the Jags in Jacksonville. It was the Texans' second win of the season. Both wins were over the Jaguars.
After the game, Watt talked about the 100th sack, saying it's extra special because it came with a Texans' win.
“To do it on a day we got a win as a team means a lot to me,” said Watt after the game in a video tweeted by the Texans. “Football is the ultimate team game. Nobody does anything by themselves in football. That’s why it’s so special.”
Here is the historic 100th sack.
Watt is the fourth fastest player in NFL history to reach 100 sacks. He has done it in 120 career games. The only players to reach the milestone faster are DeMarcus Ware, Reggie White and Bruce Smith. He's also the first player in NFL history with 100 sacks and multiple 20-sack seasons.
Of course when Watt was asked to give a speech following the game in the locker room, he talked how football is the "ultimate team game" and thanked his teammates.
The celebration was far from over though. The Texans tweeted a great video featuring congratulatory messages from Watt's parents, wife Kealia, former coach Wade Phillips, New Orleans Saints star Drew Brees and many of his biggest fans.