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Live, from New York, it's...J.J. Watt!

On Saturday, Feb. 1, the defensive end for the Houston Texans will take the stage in Studio 8H at Rockefeller Center to host Saturday Night Live for the first time, hoping to prove to the world that he has the comedy chops necessary to keep up with the cast of the late-night comedy institution.

The appearance, alongside musical guest Luke Combs, won't be Watt's first foray into acting, however. Beginning with a 2014 cameo in The League's first two episodes of season five, he's popped up as himself in a 2015 episode of New Girl and as Coach Craig in the 2016 film Bad Moms. That same year, he also co-hosted the CMT Music Awards with Erin Andrews. So, he's not exactly green, which bodes well.

As host, Watt joins a long list of (mostly male, if we're being honest) figures from the world of sports to crossover and give comedy a try as the host of SNL. Out of 32 total, only two have ever been invited back. Read into that what you will.

Here's everyone who's come before him.

Michael Jordan, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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John Cena, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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Ronda Rousey, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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Alex Karras, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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Bob Uecker, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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Chris Evert, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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George Steinbrenner, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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LeBron James, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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Billy Martin, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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Peyton Manning, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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Eli Manning, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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Andy Roddick, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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Bill Russell, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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O.J. Simpson, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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Jonny Moseley, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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Derek Jeter, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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Jeff Gordon, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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Deion Sanders, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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Tom Brady, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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John Madden, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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Fran Tarkenton, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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Walter Payton, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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Joe Montana, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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Wayne Gretzky, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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Hulk Hogan, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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Nancy Kerrigan, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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Nancy Kerrigan, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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Michael Phelps, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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Charles Barkley, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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Lance Armstrong, Saturday Night Live, SNL Sports Star Hosts

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JJ Watt, Kyle Mooney, Saturday Night Live, SNL

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