J.J. Watt donated $10,000 to family who lost father in car crash

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J.J. Watt continues to make a difference off the field.

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt ended up donating $10,000 to a family who lost their father in a car wreck that occurred outside of Madison, Wisconsin just over a week ago.

From ESPN:

"Last Sunday, Jenni Steiner and Kirk U’Ren were hit by a car on Highway 30. U’ren died at the site of the crash, and Steiner was in critical condition. They have one-year-old twin sons."

Along with his hefty donation, Watt left a comment.

“This is terrible news to hear. Kirk was a big help to our foundation in the early years and was always so energetic and upbeat. My thoughts are with Jenni and the whole family, and if there is any way that I can help, please let me know,” Watt’s comment read.

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This is not the first time Watt has been very generous with his money. Just back in November, he donated $10,000 to a high school football player that ended up in a coma after suffering an injury.

“J.J.’s somebody who cares very much about the community, individual kids,” Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said this past November. “I think for every one story you hear about J.J. doing that, or [any player] doing that, there’s probably 10 other stories that you’ve never heard about. And I think that’s what makes it pretty neat.”

Not only is Watt one of the best defensive players in the NFL, but he’s genuinely a great guy that cares about the fans.  He clearly enjoys making an impact on peoples lives.

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