J.J. Watt named spokesman for American Family

J.J. Watt named spokesman for American Family

Wisconsin native, former Badger and NFL star defensive end J.J. Watt will be one of two spokesmen for Madison-based American Family Insurance.

Watt is a three-time Pro Bowl player with the Houston Texans and was an All-American, All-Big Ten and All Academic Big-Ten defensive end during his time playing for the Wisconsin Badgers.

“American Family is a company I am very familiar with from my days growing up in Wisconsin, and I am excited to have this opportunity with them,” Watt said in a release.

NBA star Kevin Durrant also signed on as a spokesperson.

Watt is president and founder of the Justin J. Watt Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing after-school opportunities for children so they can get involved in athletics in a safe environment.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback and former Badger Russell Wilson was an American Family spokesperson in 2013 and 2014.