J.J. Watt Offers to Pay for Funeral After Fan Tries to Sell His Jersey, Shoes

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVJuly 21, 2022

INGLEWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 03: Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt #99 prior to the Arizona Cardinals game versus Los Angeles Rams on October 3, 2021, at Sofi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. (Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Arizona Cardinals star J.J. Watt offered to help a Houston Texans fan pay for her grandfather's funeral.

Watt reached out after the fan said she was selling a pair of Watt's signature Reebok sneakers to raise money for funeral expenses:

JJ Watt @JJWatt

Don’t sell your shoes and jersey, we’ll help with the funeral. <br><br>I’m sorry for your loss.<br><br>🙏🏼 <a href="https://t.co/gMttmVGZCL">https://t.co/gMttmVGZCL</a>

Watt spent 10 years with the Texans and is one of the greatest players in franchise history. A five-time first-team All-Pro and three-time Defensive Player of the Year, he had 101 sacks in 128 games.

Beyond his contributions on the field, the 33-year-old made just as big an impact off the field through his charitable exploits in the Houston region.