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J.J. Watt to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ During Super Bowl Weekend
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The Houston Texans might not be playing in Super Bowl LIV, but that’s not stopping the franchise’s most-marketable star from getting some quality TV time during the NFL’s biggest weekend. Sure, he would rather being suiting up in Miami, but defensive end J.J. Watt is joining an exclusive list.

On Saturday, February 1 — the night before Super Bowl Sunday — Watt will be the host of Saturday Night Live on NBC in New York City. He will be joined by musical guest Luke Combs.

So before the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers play, get ready for some laughs with the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and five-time Pro Bowl selection on SNL.

Texans’ J.J. Watt to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Watt was only part of the announcement of SNL for next month. Rupaul and Justin Bieber will headline the famous comedy show the following week, but first, it’s all about Watt.

According to the Texans, Watt will be the 27th athlete and 11th NFL player to host SNL.

This is far from the first time he’s been on TV and in movies, either. He’s been featured in “Bad Moms” and “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” on the big screen, with additional appearances in “The League” and “New Girl.” He also co-hosted the 2016 CMT Music Awards.

NFL Players on Saturday Night Live

These NFL stars have hosted SNL are listed in alphabetical order, according to the Houston Texans release.

— Tom Brady (2007)
— Alex Karras (1985)
— Eli Manning (2012)
— Peyton Manning (2007)
— Joe Montana (1987)
— Walter Payton (1987)
— Deion Sanders (1995)
— O.J. Simpson (1978)
— Fran Tarkenton (1977)
— J.J. Watt (2019)
— Carl Weathers (1988)

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That’s a legendary list of former NFL players and there’s no doubt Watt belongs on it.

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Brett Regan About the author:
With over 10 years of sports writing experience, Brett has covered some of the top local, regional, and national sporting events in the Heartland for both print and digital platforms. He is a graduate of Kansas State University and resides in Austin, Texas.
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