J.J. Watt says Houston residents have made $99 donations to his foundation

Mark Lane
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The city of Houston loves J.J. Watt, the greatest player in the history of the Texans franchise.

Why not? Not only did Watt provide the Texans with the best chance to win in the 2010s with impact plays on defense, earning three NFL Defensive Player of the Year awards in the process, but he also made an impact off the field. There is no better example than the $41.6 million Watt raised in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in August of 2017.

Watt gave his all to Houston.

In a show of respect and appreciation, Watt reported on Twitter that donations of $99 poured in to the Watt Foundation following his release from the Texans on Feb. 12.

The former 2011 first-round pick from Wisconsin may finish his NFL career in another city, but no one in Houston will be able to forget the charity and generosity he gave while with the Texans.