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NFL star J.J. Watt offers to pay for the funerals of the Santa Fe school shooting victims

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) sits on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football preseason game against the New England Patriots Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is known for his on the field power and toughness. Off the field, he's known for his compassion.

Watt has offered to pay for the funerals of the 10 victims of Friday's school shooting at Santa Fe High School, NFL. com reports.

Watt's team, the Houston Texans, also added a statement on the tragic events at Santa Fe High School:

On behalf of the Texans organization, we are saddened by the tragic events at Santa Fe High School this morning and extend our thoughts and heartfelt condolences to the victims, their families and all those affected. We are grateful for the brave first responders, law enforcement officials and medical personnel. The Texans family will continue to pray for our neighbors.

This isn't Watt's first charitable act. Last fall, when Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston region, Watt helped raise millions of dollars for hurricane relief.

Watt's Texans play less than an hour from Santa Fe High School.


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