Deshaun Watson: NFL star donates first paycheck to Houston Texans staff who 'lost everything' in Hurricane Harvey

'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'

Evan Bartlett
Thursday 28 September 2017 08:21
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Houston Texans' Deshaun Watson donates his first NFL game check to victims of Hurricane Harvey

Deshaun Watson has donated his first NFL paycheck to three Houston Texans cafeteria staff who are said to have “lost everything” in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Most would imagine that a rookie quarterback would be happy to splurge $27,000 (£20,000) on new clothes, watches or put it towards a new car, but the 22-year-old decided to give his money to a good cause instead.

“The impact caused by Hurricane Harvey impacted thousands of lives along the Gulf Coast… three NRG Stadium cafeteria employees in particular,” a video released by the Texans explains.

Local media reported that the women - Denisse Benavides, Isabel Sanchez and Maria Rincon - had “lost everything” in the natural disaster which killed 84 people last month.

In the footage (video at top of page), Watson can be seen entering the cafeteria with three envelopes in hand.

"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,” Watson says to the three women. “Here you guys go."

As Watson tells the women about his donation... (Houston Texans)
...one begins to break down in tears
...and they hug it out

As Watson, who joined the Texans this year as a first round draft pick after graduating from Clemson University, hands the money over, one of the women starts crying and asks if she can give him a hug.

Watson added: "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."

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