Houston Texans superstar defensive player J.J. Watt is reaching deep into his wallet to help the 10 families who lost a loved one in the shooting massacre at a Santa Fe, Texas, school.
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According to KTRK-TV, Watt has pledged to pay for the victims' funerals. The Houston Texans confirmed Watt would pay for the funerals for the eight students and two teachers murdered in Friday's tragedy.
Watt responded to the tragedy on social media with just two words: "Absolutely horrific."
Absolutely horrific.— JJ Watt (@JJ Watt) 1526656022.0
Watt is no stranger to using his star power for selfless acts of love. After Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas coast last summer, Watt raised more than $37 million for the storm's victims. He was later named the recipient of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, a prestigious award given to one NFL player each year for their contributions off the field.
The Texans have close ties to Santa Fe as it is less than an hour south of their home base of Houston. The team also announced their condolences for the victims.
"On behalf of the Texans organization, we are saddened by the tragic events at Santa Fe High School this morning and extend our thoughts and heartfelt condolences to the victims, their families and all those affected. We are grateful for the brave first responders, law enforcement officials and medical personnel. The Texans family will continue to pray for our neighbor," the team said in a statement.
Statement from the Houston Texans regarding the tragic events at Santa Fe High School. https://t.co/JM1Gg16CRu— Houston Texans (@Houston Texans) 1526660753.0