Just days before the Houston Texans regular season opener with the Jacksonville Jaguars and mere moments after HEB chairman Charles Butt donated $5 million to Watt’s Hurricane Harvey relief fund—bumping the total to nearly $27 million—Watt said he has more than enough energy to take manage both responsibilities.
“It’s a balance,” Watt said. “I’ve had a foundation my whole career. I’ve been doing things like this my whole career. Obviously not on this scale. But when I’m in meetings, when I’m in practice, when I’m in the weight room, that’s where 100 percent of my focus is. … As soon as meetings end, soon as the practice is over, I’m back to making sure that I do everything I can for this relief fund to help these people, because that’s what’s important.”
Watt, whose YouCaring.com page beat its initial goal of $200,000 within two hours, has received a number of high profile donations, including Jimmy Fallon, who gave $1 million last night on “The Tonight Show,” Ellen Degeneres and Arnold Schwarzenegger.