Even in a season in which he played just fives games, J.J. Watt left an indelible mark on the NFL. The Houston Texans defensive end was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year on Saturday for his fundraising efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Watt raised more than $37 million in 19 days for relief efforts after initially setting a goal of $200,000, which he started off with his own $100,000 pledge. Soon after he began the campaign, sports stars and companies followed his lead by pledging donations to assist those throughout the Houston area who were affected by the historic flooding.
J.J. Watt wins Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
USA Today | Feb 4