Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson donated his entire first game paycheck, the first of his career, to three victims of Hurricane Harvey that work in the stadium’s cafeteria.
“Watson, who has a base salary of $465,000, donated a check for $27,353,” ESPN reported.
Watson’s head coach, Bill O’Brien, called him a “first-class guy” after hearing about the generous actions of his rookie quarterback from Clemson.
“A lot of the people who work so hard for us behind the scenes, especially the people in the cafeteria, I mean, they’re here at 4:30 in the morning,” O’Brien said. “And some of those people in Harvey, they lost everything. A number of our players donated money to help them, and he gave his game check, which is incredible.”
Not to be outdone by Watson is the Texans three-time NFL defensive player of the year, J.J. Watt, who started a fundraiser for the victims of Hurricane Harvey which raised over $37 million.
Watt also went to disaster areas to help distribute supplies to those in need.