NFL Star Continues To Give Back To Community. J.J. Watt to Pay for Funerals of Santa Fe Victims
Houston Texans’ superstar defensive end J.J. Watt has offered to pay for the funeral services of all 10 people killed Friday in a mass shooting at Santa Fe High School. J.J. Watt has reached out to Santa Fe High School — the site of Friday’s horrific mass shooting in Texas — and offered to cover the funeral expenses of the victims. Nine students and one teacher were killed at Santa Fe High School, about 30 miles from downtown Houston when a student opened fire. Another 10 people were injured.
The Houston Texans have confirmed that J.J. Watt said he will pay for the funerals of the deceased.
The Houston Texans confirmed the news late Friday, according to ABC 13. Watt has been mostly mum on the massacre, apart from a solemn two-word tweet Thursday in which he called the events “absolutely horrific.”
The shooter cowardly opened fire on classmates using a shotgun and .38-caliber pistol. He has been jailed without bond and faces a capital murder charge.
J.J Watt is defensive end for the Texans and he has a long history of coming to the aid to the Houston community.
The gesture is only the latest in a series of philanthropic efforts by J.J. Watt.
His charitable work is well known, most notably he raised $37 million dollars for hurricane relief after Hurricane Harvey left a trail of devastation throughout Houston in late 2017.
Watt was awarded the prestigious Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award in early 2018 as a result, which annually recognizes an NFL player for his charity and excellence on and off the field.