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Posted: September 28, 2017

Deshaun Watson gives first NFL paycheck to stadium workers affected by Hurricane Harvey

Deshaun Watson Donates First Game Check To Hurricane Harvey Victims


Deshaun Watson gives first NFL paycheck to stadium workers affected by Hurricane Harvey
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson speaks to the media following an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

By Jimmie Kaylor,


Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson donated his first NFL game check Wednesday afternoon to three team employees who lost everything during Hurricane Harvey.

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The three employees Watson helped work in the team cafeteria at NRG Stadium. With a base salary of $465,000 in 2017, the former Clemson star and 2017 first-round pick is set to earn $29,062.50 per game. Because of Watson’s generosity, each of the women received close to $10,000.

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“For what y’all do for us every day, and never complain. I really appreciate y’all,” Watson told the employees, according to “I wanted to give my first game check to y’all to help y’all out in some type of way. Hopefully that helps you out and helps you get back on your feet. Anything else y’all need, I’m always here to help.”

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For those who have followed Watson’s football career, this act of kindness should come as no surprise.

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Watson has settled in nicely as Houston’s starting quarterback. He had an impressive performance in his second career NFL start against the New England Patriots in Week 3, and his play will likely be the deciding factor in whether the Texans return to the postseason in 2017.

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