"Watt said pizza boss he worked for told him he wasn't big enough to play football. He said 'hi to that guy.'"J.J. Watt, via the Houston Chronicle's John McClain. Watt signed a six-year, $100 million contract extension Tuesday, making him the NFL's highest-paid defensive player. The quote above is just so perfect, particularly for Wisconsin fans who remember Watt's humble beginnings as a walk-on transfer from Central Michigan. While at CMU, Watt famously delivered pizzas to keep himself afloat. Now, he's one of UW's most beloved alumni in the NFL.