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Texans’ J.J. Watt donates $10k to family of Wisconsin firefighter who was killed

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Beyond his stellar play on the field, Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt has become quite involved in several notable causes and events away from the game.

According to ESPN, Watt has decided to donate $10,000 to help the family of a Wisconsin firefighter that was killed in an explosion earlier this week.

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has donated $10,000 to help the family of a Wisconsin firefighter killed in an explosion.

This noble act from Watt came shortly after the devastating chain of events on Tuesday night in downtown Sun Prarie after Fire Department Capt. Cory Barr had responded to a natural gas leak that led to an explosion that took his life. It has left behind his wife and three-year-old twin daughters.

All of this likely made it easy for Watt to put forth that financial help for the grieving family, especially since they reside in his home state of Wisconsin. There is already reportedly over $70,000 raised for them that was sparked by a GoFundMe page to provide financial aid in this time of need from such a tragic situation.

Watt has genuinely stepped his efforts over the years to help those in need as he was most notably tremendous in helping raise over $37 million to support the Houston recovery from Hurricane Harvey, which he had initially hoped to get $200,000. He had put forth a considerable effort to help rebuild the city after the major natural disaster ravaged thousands of homes while displacing more than 30,000 people.

The 29-year-old also contributed to aiding those affected by the Santa Fe High School shooting back in May as he offered to pay for the funerals of the eight students and two teachers that passed away. These latest actions from Watt are just another clear example of the type of person away from his profession.