It’s been a great few months for Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker TJ Watt. In February, the 27-year-old won his first NFL Defensive Player of the Year award and was named first-team All-Pro for the third straight year.
This was overcome over the weekend when he married Dani Rhodes.
The couple married on July 9 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Arizona Cardinals defensive end JJ Watt and Steelers guard Derek Watt, TJ’s older brothers, were there, as were Steelers teammate Cameron Heyward and free agent cornerback Joe Haden. . Former Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier was also present.
“Best day ever,” both captioned Instagram posts sharing photos of the beach nuptials.
Before the festivities, the Watt brothers showed off their beach style.
The couple got engaged last July.
Dani Rhodes, 24, is a former Wisconsin Badgers football player. She played professional football with the Chicago Red Stars with Kealia Ohai, JJ Watt’s wife.
Last summer, the edge rusher signed a five-year contract with Pittsburgh to become the NFL’s highest-paid defensive player. The new four-year extension is worth $112 million and includes a $35 million signing bonus and $80 million guaranteed over the next three years.