Rookie NFL Player Donates First Check to Hurricane Relief
Carol Ozemhoya | OW Contributor | 9/29/2017, 1:26 p.m.
Houston Texans rookie QB Deshaun Watson donated his first NFL game check to three NRG stadium employees who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. Watson surprised three women who work in the team cafeteria at the stadium on Sept. 27, reports CBS News. In a video shared by the team, he told the women: “For what you all do for us every day and never complain, I really appreciate you all, so I wanted to give my first game check to y'all to help y'all out in some type of way. Here you guys go.” One of the women became emotional after learning of the donation and asked for a hug from the quarterback. He quickly obliged as a huge grin covered his face. He also told them: “Hopefully, that's good and that can get you back on your feet. And anything else y'all need, I'm always here to help.” Watson donated about $27,000. He has a base salary of $465,000.
Watson has first-hand experience with big donations. According to ESPN, Habitat for Humanity built a house for Watson and his family.