J.J. Watt, the Houston Texans’ charismatic defensive end, has shown again in the wake of Hurricane Harvey what makes him popular with many NFL fans, regardless of team allegiance.
A Wisconsin native, Watt has played in Houston his entire career since being drafted in 2011. He started a crowdfunding effort Sunday for Harvey victims. Donations blasted through the initial goal of $200,000 in two hours, and since then the campaign has gone over $4 million, thanks in part to a $1 million donation by Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk.
The campaign has been so successful, it has overwhelmed the site hosting it at times.