Growing up in Wisconsin, the sibling rivalry between the Watt brothers had no boundaries. Out front playing roller hockey. In the backyard playing football. Mini-baseball in the basement. Even the kitchen table at grandma's was not immune.
As kids, J.J., T.J. and Derek would spend hours at their grandmother's house, sipping their "special drink" of Sprite and cranberry juice in sippy cups while playing gin rummy, where their great-grandmother offered proof the family's competitive streak runs deep. Really deep.
"Great grandma, even when she was 100 years old, takes no prisoners," said J.J., the star defensive end for the Houston Texans. "When that's the attitude of your 100-, 101-year-old (great-) grandma, it kind of trickles down throughout the whole family."