Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker, T.J. Watt scored his first career defensive touchdown while playing against the Cleveland Browns on September 18.

The linebacker for the Steelers achieved a historic milestone on Monday night. By sacking Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson in the second quarter, Watt secured his position as the Steelers’ all-time sack leader with a career total of 81.5 sacks.

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After starting the game with a 30-yard pick-six, linebacker Alex Highsmith used a strip-sack to take the ball away from Deshaun Watson. T.J. Watt, an edge rusher for the Steelers, picked it up and scored from 17 yards out.

Watt’s first career touchdown gave the Steelers a 26-22 advantage in what was the fourth lead change of the game. With 81.5 sacks in the previous game, Watt also cemented his place as the Steelers’ all-time leader in sacks.

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T.J. Watt plays linebacker in American football for the National Football League’s (NFL) Pittsburgh Steelers. Prior to being selected by the Steelers in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, he played college football for the Wisconsin Badgers.

One of the top NFL defensive players, Watt, is highly recognized. He has won two NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors (in 2021 and 2022) and five Pro Bowl selections to his credit. Watt, a record-setter in his own right, set the NFL’s single-season sack record in 2021 with a strong 22.5 sacks.

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Watt is a strong force in run defense and pass rush, and he stands out for his skill at tackling and his ability to make significant plays. In addition to his on-field accomplishments, Watt is praised for his unwavering work ethic and dedication to the game. He serves as a mentor for young players and exemplifies what it means to be a true role model as the defensive unit leader for the Pittsburgh Steelers.