Deshaun Watson

Houston Texans rookie sensation Deshaun Watson is doing his part to give back to the community. The 22-year-old former Clemson star quarterback donated his NFL paycheck -- $27,353 -- to three cafeteria workers who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Watson surprised the three workers in the team's cafeteria, handing them three checks wrapped in red ribbons.

"For what y'all do for us every day and never complain, I really appreciate y'all," the Georgia native said. "So I wanted to give my first game check to y'all to help y'all out some type of way."

Deshaun Watson

The workers were overcome with emotion as they embraced Watson and thanked him for the generous gifts. Each check came to just over $9,100.

Watson threw for 301 yards with two touchdowns and rushed for 40 yards in a near-upset of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots last Sunday.

He earns a league minimum $465,000 in base salary.

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in South Texas on August 25 as a category 4 storm packing 130 mph winds and dumping 51 inches of rain. The storm left a path of death, destruction, and near Biblical flooding in its wake.

Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

  • Karen Brady

    Awww.. thanks brother!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    That's nice!

  • Guess Who

    Wonderful thing to do!

  • Look@m3

    Epic

  • Banka

    Salute..... much respect.!

  • sunni_daze

    Great jesture.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    what a sweetheart. i wish him much success in his career ?

  • Miss Thang

    omg this is sooooo sweet. me and my co-worker were just "awww"-ing over this. What a kind man. May he continue to prosper.

  • Phyllis

    Love it!!!!????????

  • Rayne

    That's alright man!! Love it

  • Nita

    God bless him that was so nice and generous of him

  • Yoni7

    Almighty bless him! What a good deed!

  • stav

    Sandra although these hurricanes have been painfully devastating, they have been nothing close to the great deluge(which wiped out all of mankind , with the exception of just 8 people ) The great deluge waters reached the tops of mountains, so yes these events(hurricanes) have been extremely calamitous , but nothing close to the flood of Noah , which was NOT a hurricane. Prayers for all affected !

  • SweetsJunkie

    I see Toya Wright finally confirmed her pregnancy.

  • Desiree Edwards

    old news

  • MsPam

    When are they going to confirm the wedding?

  • Keisha Hannah

    That was nice

  • Ryan

    Applauding this young man. He got his head on straight.

  • Wreckognize Game

    God Bless this Gentleman. Bravo Sir??

  • You Could Never

    Umm why is this former Heisman contender making this?

    He earns a league minimum $465,000 in base salary.

    ?????????????????????????????????????????

  • You Could Never

    She been married twice. Why she gotta get married again?

  • Liah

    Good Man!

  • Scromes1212

    Dope. This is probably the route to take when donating large amounts. Just give it directly to those in need. Salute to this young brother

  • Jen_no_juice

    He's a rookie AND he'd black. Most NFL players get their money in incentives and endorsements

  • Jen_no_juice

    May God bless this young man

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Wrong post sir

  • Jen_no_juice

    Yes. I will never donate to red cross when they're denying folks money yet the CEO is making millions

  • Scromes1212

    The rookie salary cap messed up the money for young guys.

  • You Could Never

    Cam Newton was a black rookie who won a national championship just like this cat and his contract was for $20 million dollars his first year? Plays exact same position?

  • Jen_no_juice

    Did they confirm who the papi??

  • You Could Never

    That is a huge mess up bruh. See below. I seen 465k and was like WHAT?

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Red Cross is a scam.

  • You Could Never

    Comes to find out an NFL player donated a house to his fam when he was younger. He is paying it forward. God bless him

  • Scromes1212

    The owners played the young against the old. Made it seem like the rookies were getting the veterans money. Now the players union mad cause they still don't want to pay the veterans what they deserve smh that's the NFL for you

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Very thoughtful.

  • Jen_no_juice

    That was like 6 years ago. Structure has changed

  • xenaD

    Nice.

  • You Could Never

    I mean I guess. Shocka Henry got more than some 465k though just last year. Damn I would be pist I got the same creds or MORE as folks hired just last year but they making 4 million MORE than me. NFL full of shit.

  • SweetsJunkie

    No, lol

  • Quitedeliteful

    So beautiful... Very generous and thoughtful of him. Always be nice to the people that handle your food -- I betcha from now on he gets the biggest piece of chicken!!!

  • Miss Thang

    Red Cross helped my family and my neighborhood during Hurricane Andrew so I don't know why people say things like this. I had nothing but positive experiences with the Red Cross in my time of need.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I always think of them as scam artist also. It's good to hear that they really and truly help those in need...

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Love it!

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Awesome ?????

  • Kimberly King

    Beautiful!!!! I like Watson even when he was playing ball at Clemson. I was so happy when he beat Alabama the second time around. lol He's very well spoken and is so poised. I live in Houston and although I am a Titans fan, I can't wait to see him play against my team this weekend in person!! He has a good heart. He will be blessed. Love this!

  • Kimberly King

    Yep, it was a player from the ATL Falcons who donated a home to his mom when he was a child. Now he's blessing others. In return, he will be blessed. Hope he has a successful career, all the health in the world, and major success in his rookie year... just not against my Titans this Sunday lol

  • Rahab

    ??

  • Vegas1989

    I agree with you on that. Go Titans

  • Renee26

    VERY Admirable!!

  • Solstice

    Oh I love it. How selfless and generous is he ??????

  • MsPam

    Oh excuse me, being a baby’s mama is the norm for women (black)

  • stav

    Right post , thank you!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Awww!! GOOOOO WATSON!! Woo-hoo!!
    #LetsGoTEXANS!!!
    ....Yes, that's me with the Texan's symbol on my face at the game last month!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    They take more than they give. I'm glad to hear Miss Thang had a good experience with them during Hurricane Andrew BUT here in Houston, so many Houstonians that are in need now are being denied. One lady was on the news, her house got 7 inches of water and she lost everything. They denied her! Yet, her sister who lived in the same neighborhood and got 4 inches of water in her house got approved. I would never donate to the Red Cross! I'll be sending my monies over to the Salvation Army and the Ronald McDonald house. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/17866018723b16f5d8c1a5d72b9b25e5efffb214f809ade36df4480ab8c71140.jpg

  • We Can Do This

    Good Man! Humble dude!

  • We Can Do This

    Right. The league played both sides by pitting them against each other.

  • Gamer?? Chick

    That’s awesome keep up the good work brother.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Beautiful

  • CopperCutie

    All 3 workers are Mexican women....wonder if he would have done the same thing if they were his color.

  • JENNYJONES1

    I WONDER IF THAT WAS WARREN DUNN B/C HE WAS KNOWN FOR DOING THAT HER IN THE ATLANTA AREA THROUGH HIS FOUNDATION?........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • Pnthr

    What a lovely gesture. He seems genuinely thoughtful and caring. Love it.

    "He earns a league minimum $465,000 in base salary."

    This however is a damn shame. The 15th man on an NBA roster makes more than that! He's the starting QB? NFL is bogus af.

  • Pnthr

    It's a damn shame! The worst players on NBA teams that never even play make more than that!

  • Kimberly King

    Yes ma'am it was him.

  • just saying

    Beautiful..

  • Kim’s Original Face

    so amazing, and a great heart he has I love this

  • datATLboi

    that's dope

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Why throw dirt on a kind gesture by making it about race?

    It seems that it didn't matter to him what they looked like. They are probably hard working women who are not exactly treated well. This was an amazing gesture and it benefited people in need. He's a rookie. None of the veteran players were mentioned as doing anything

  • Nonya Bizness

    Wow. He seems like a truly kind soul.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Good info... I shall pass it on...

  • wonderwoman

    He has always been humble. He has overcome a lot while growing up. His mom was diagnosed with throats cancer when he was young, and she survived. His family was awarded a habitat for humanity home through the Warwick Dunn foundation. He will continue to give back, I'm sure.

  • Ruby Taylor

    I wonder what type of cruel, loveless life you've lived that makes you so jealous of the joy bestowed upon others. No normal person would look at this man and assume for no reason whatsoever that he does not value black women. Are you dumb?! Are you 12 years old? Keep your mouth closed. That way people won't know how miserable you truly are. You need a hug, STAT!

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    This was nice

  • MRiGOThim

    good to hear someone doing something nice for a change...I hope he helps his family & friends like this!!!

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Wonderful gesture from a young man. I'm sure his family is proud.