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Deshaun Watson Donates First NFL Game Check to Harvey Victims

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Deshaun Watson, rookie quarterback for the Houston Texans made one of the more encouraging moves since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas by helping a trio of cafeteria workers that needed assistance following the storm and its swath of destruction.

Surprising the group at the NRG Stadium, Watson turned over his first NFL paycheck, totaling $27,353, to assist the unsuspecting employees in getting back on their feet following extensive damage to their personal homes and cars due to Harvey. He distributed three envelopes to the cafeteria staff members, each with ribbons attached to them.

Houston Texans Rookie Quarterback Donates First NFL Game Check to Victims of Harvey

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Today.com featured the story, including a video that was shot of the Clemson University graduate distributing his donation to the three ladies. “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,” he explained in the video.

Houston Texans Rookie Quarterback Donates First NFL Game Check to Victims of Harvey

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Watson understands the hardships that can hit a family. At the age of 11, his family received a home through Habitat for Humanity in Georgia, where he grew up with his three siblings, being cared for by their single mother. At the time, Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn had funded the home, which helped give Watson a stable setting from which to work toward his career. He continued to regularly volunteer with Habitat for Humanity following the donation, and throughout the course of his schooling at Clemson. He firmly believes in giving back, and he understands the value of paying it forward to those in need.