Steelers star TJ Watt married in destination wedding

TJ Watt now has an even more special day than winning Defensive Player of the Year. The Steelers star recently celebrated the wedding of his dreams.

It’s hard to top a memory as special as winning the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, but this one takes the cake. After being engaged for a year, TJ Watt married Dani Rhodes at their dream wedding in Cabo San Lucus, Mexico.

Joining Watt for the most special day of his life were his closest family members – including his brothers and NFL colleagues JJ and Derek Watt. TJ has also been backed by some current and former Pittsburgh Steelers, including Cameron Heyward, Joe Haden and Ryan Shazier.

Watt went to college at the University of Wisconsin with Rhodes, who was previously a professional football player for the Chicago Red Stars. The rest is history. Watt posted photos with his new wife on Twitter with the caption “The best day of my life”.

Here are some of the images from the event that were shared by members of the Watt family on social media:

It’s safe enough to say that no personal accolade on the football field can top this moment for TJ Watt, but what’s next for one of the NFL’s premier defensemen?

The future is bright for the star Steelers defenseman

Watt was able to check perhaps the most important moment of his life on the to-do list. This comes just weeks before his sixth NFL training camp. So what’s next for the Steelers star?

In 2021, Watt was the most productive passing thrower in the NFL — earning 22.5 sacks, 21 tackles for a loss and 39 hits, via Pro Football Reference. He did all of this despite missing two full games and leaving early in several competitions due to injuries.

Now fully healthy, the sky is the limit for what the generational superstar could accomplish on the football pitch this season. At 27 and at the height of his professional playing career, Watt will have the chance to do better than a season ago.

While it’s tough to top DPOY accolades, Watt admitted this offseason he has plenty of room for improvement. The ultimate goal, he says, is to win a Super Bowl. While that doesn’t seem likely in 2022, Watt could continue to build on one of the NFL’s most impressive five-year resumes.

Watt is clearly on a Hall of Fame track in the first round at this point. If he can break his own sack record or even earn his fourth straight All-Pro first team, he’ll be on his way to Canton one day. Eventually, winning a gold jacket won’t be on her wedding day, but it will definitely be at the top of her list.

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