Texans' JJ Watt Shares Amazing Update on Houston Relief After Hurricane Harvey

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistAugust 29, 2019

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - AUGUST 08:  J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans looks on from the sideline in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers during a preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 08, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
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Houston Texans superstar J.J. Watt passing along a two-year update Thursday on recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey, which caused widespread damage in Houston and surrounding areas in August 2017.

Watt provided stats from his fund's relief aid, highlighted by over 1,100 repaired homes and more than 239 million meals served to those in need following the storm:

JJ Watt @JJWatt

Hurricane Harvey Relief: Two Year Update. https://t.co/7UgjPfu6fy

The 30-year-old University of Wisconsin product was named the 2017 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for his efforts to raise money for Houston following Hurricane Harvey.

Watt announced last August in his one-year update the final total raised was $41.6 million.

NOAA estimated Harvey caused $125 billion in damage, while more than 75 deaths were attributed to the storm.

"While I understand the total recovery from Hurricane Harvey could require upwards of $200 billion, and this $37 million will not be able to help every single person as I so badly wish it could, I have made it my mission to ensure this money makes as large of an impact as possible," Watt said in a 2017 statement.

Watt has spent his entire career with the Texans since the organization selected him with the 11th overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft. He's registered 455 total tackles and 92 sacks in 104 career games and has won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award three times.

Houston finishes the 2019 preseason Thursday night against the Los Angeles Rams.