NFL Star Donates Tons Of Money To The Family Of Firefighter Killed In Explosion

David Hookstead | Reporter

Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt recently opened up his wallet to help the family of a fallen firefighter.

Watt donated $10,000 to a GoFundMe setup to support the family of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin firefighter Cory Barr, according to Yahoo Sports. Barr was killed late Tuesday night in a gas leak explosion. The GoFundMe account is currently sitting at more than $100,000.

Of course, this isn’t the first time Watt has helped out those in need. He helped raise tens of millions of dollars to help those in need after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas. (RELATED: J.J. Watt Receives Hero’s Welcome During First Game Back In Houston)

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There are plenty of people to criticize in pro sports. J.J. Watt is most certainly not one of them. I can’t think of another guy in pro sports who has had the same positive impact in the communities around him than he has.

He made this donation without any fanfare of any kind. He didn’t tweet about it, post about it on Instagram or talk about it. He just went out and donated the money silently. That’s the sign of a man who is doing things because he actually cares and not just because he wants attention.

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Major props to Watt for once again proving he’s one of the best guys in all of sports.

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