February 4th, 2018
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. WATT was named the 2017 WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF THE YEAR PRESENTED!
The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes a player for his excellence on and off the field.
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, J.J. Watt solidified his importance to the city of Houston by being an unwavering fixture of hope. While watching the events unfold from a hotel room in Dallas, J.J. posted a video on social media announcing a fundraising campaign with a very reasonable goal of $200,000, to which he matched the first $100,000. In 19 days, he raised more than $37 million. J.J. has dedicated himself to finding organizations that will apply the funds in the way he has promised the donors and victims of Harvey. He recently announced a plan with strategic partners, making good on his promise to ensure that every dollar goes directly to the people of Houston and its surrounding areas that are in need.
WOW. What a great guy!