His Job Before Going Pro: Delivering pizzas for Pizza Hut
Back in 2007, after playing tight end at Central Michigan for one season, the Texans defensive end worked as a delivery man at a Pizza Hut in Waukesha, Wis. That is, until a 10-year-old recognized him as a former high school football star while he was working one day and asked why Watt wasn’t playing football anymore. A short time later, Watt started working out again, reached out to Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema about joining the Badgers program, and eventually went on to become a star for the team in 2009 and 2010. He was selected by the Texans in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft and recently signed a six-year contract extension that could be worth upwards of $100 million. It sure beats delivering pizzas for a living.