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Texans’ Watt named NFLPA Community MVP for Hurricane Harvey service efforts

J.J. Watt is being celebrated by a NFL Players Association after lifting some-more than $29 million US for Hurricane Harvey service efforts.

Watt was named a NFLPA’s Community MVP on Friday for his work in a days given a whirly and flooding ravaged Houston and most of southeast Texas.

Watt announced a fundraising page with a video on Twitter after Houston’s pre-season diversion opposite a Saints in Aug. 26, with a idea of collecting $200,000. As donations kept pouring in, he lifted a idea again and again. The series skyrocketed interjection to roughly 200,000 donors including Jimmy Fallon, Ellen DeGeneres, Drake and Houston Rockets ensure Chris Paul.

Watt also worked with his substructure to fill 12 semi-trucks with supplies, that were brought to Houston and distributed in partial by Watt and his teammates on Sunday.

The NFLPA will minister $10,000 to Watt’s substructure for a honor. He becomes a semifinalist for a Byron Whizzer White Award, given annually by a organisation to commend free efforts of players.

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